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The name Hamblen reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Hamblen family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hamblen family lived in Gloucestershire. Their name, however, is local reference of Old French derivation. It is stems from the Old French root hamel, indicating that the original bearer of the name once worked at an outlying farm which was dependent upon a main village. Several areas in Normandy are called Hamelin.

Hamblen Early Origins



The surname Hamblen was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hamblen Spelling Variations


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Hamblen Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hamblen include Hamelin, Hamelyn, Hamelen, Hamelyng, Hamelyne and others.

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Hamblen Early History


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Hamblen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamblen research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1275, 1105, 1129, 1202, 1533, 1539 and 1534 are included under the topic Early Hamblen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamblen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamblen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamblen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamblen In Ireland


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Hamblen In Ireland



Some of the Hamblen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Hamblens to arrive on North American shores:

Hamblen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mathew Hamblen, aged 38, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • James Hamblen, who landed in Barnstable, Massachusetts in 1639
  • John Hamblen, who arrived in New England in 1642

Hamblen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. C.E. Hamblen, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Reford P. Hamblen, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Kate J. Hamblen, aged 40, who landed in America from London, England, in 1923
  • Bernard Hamblen, aged 45, who landed in America from London, England, in 1923
  • Charles Hamblen, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamblen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamblen (post 1700)



  • Carl Stuart Hamblen (1908-1989), American singing cowboy, and later became a Christian songwriter
  • Will H. Hamblen (1876-1952), American early settler in the Palo Duro Canyon, eponym of Hamblen Drive, near Claude, Texas
  • Hezekiah Hamblen (1775-1854), American early settler, landowner, attorney, eponym of Hamblen County, Tennessee
  • Dr. James Henry Hamblen (1877-1971), American pastor, evangelist and revivalist preacher, founder of the Evangelical Methodist Church
  • Frank Hamblen, American NBA coach and scout, and a former college basketball player at Syracuse University
  • Brigadier-General Archelaus Lewis Hamblen (1894-1971), American Chief of the Office of Civil Affairs & Military Government (1952)
  • Rodney H. Hamblen, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1981
  • Carl Stuart Hamblen (1908-1989), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for President of the United States, 1952
  • Sir Nicholas Archibald Hamblen (b. 1957), English Justice of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Hamblen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamblen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2016 at 09:25.

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