Hambleton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Hambleton family name, was a Norman name that came to Scotland from England. It is thought to derive from the village of Hamilton or Hameldune near Barkby in the county of Leicestershire. The village name comes from the Old English elements "hamel," which means "blunt," "flat-topped," or "crooked," and "dun," which means hill. There is a town of Hamilton near Glasgow, which took its name from the family, but may in turn have spawned more instances of the surname.

Early Origins of the Hambleton family

The surname Hambleton was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they were granted lands by King Robert the Bruce of Scotland. The Clan traces its origin to the Earls of Mellent in Normandy who arrived in Britain with William the Conqueror in 1066 AD. They were granted lands in Hambleton in Buckinghamshire. Soon after, Sir William de Hambleton accepted a challenge from John de Spence. Spence was killed, drawing the wrath of King Edward II of England. Sir William fled northwards with his entourage to Scotland, hotly pursued by the king's men. With their pursuers close behind them, Sir William and his servant exchanged clothes with two wood cutters and, using their saw, they cut down a large oak tree to bridge a river. Finally, when at last the tree fell, Sir William cried 'through' and they escaped across the river over the tree. The Clan Hamilton has retained this motto since that eventful day.

Important Dates for the Hambleton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hambleton research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1333, 1392, 1296, 1495, 1520, 1504, 1528, 1528, 1563, 1637, 1575, 1658, 1580, 1659, 1623, 1600, 1640, 1626, 1669, 1650, 1685, 1610, 1674, 1633, 1655, 1666, 1650, 1701, 1719, 1604, 1670, 1636, 1668, 1607, 1679, 1646, 1720, 1663, 1715, 1707 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Hambleton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hambleton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hamilton, Hamelton, Hameldon, Hamildon, Hamylton, Hambleton and many more.

Early Notables of the Hambleton family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family at this time was Sir Patrick Hamilton (d. 1520), a Scottish nobleman, and younger brother of aforementioned James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran; his son, Patrick Hamilton (c.1504-1528), Scottish Protestant martyr, charged with heresy, sentenced by Archbishop Beaton, and burned at the stake in 1528; Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington (1563-1637), Scottish administrator, Lord Advocate, judge, and Lord Lieutenant of Haddingtonshire; Patrick Hamilton (c. 1575-1658), a minister of The Church of Scotland during a turbulent period in Scotland's history, also a poet; Archibald Hamilton (1580-1659), the fourth Anglican Archbishop of Cashel, nominated Bishop of Killala and...
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Migration of the Hambleton family to Ireland

Some of the Hambleton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Hambleton migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hambleton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Amos Hambleton, who arrived in Maryland in 1651 [1]
  • John Hambleton, who landed in Virginia in 1651 [1]
  • Geo Hambleton, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [1]
  • Peter Hambleton, who landed in Maryland in 1656 [1]
  • Francis Hambleton, who landed in Maryland in 1657 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hambleton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Kath Hambleton, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [1]
  • Sarah Hambleton, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]
  • Margaret Hambleton, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [1]
  • Jos Hambleton, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [1]
  • Margaret Hambleton, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hambleton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • T E Hambleton, who arrived in San Frandsco, California in 1851 [1]

Hambleton migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hambleton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Louisa Hambleton, aged 24, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

Contemporary Notables of the name Hambleton (post 1700)

  • Samuel Hambleton (1812-1886), American politician from Maryland
  • Samuel Hambleton (1777-1851), United States Navy officer who served with distinction during the War of 1812. The destroyer USS Hambleton (DD-455) was named in his honor
  • Lieutenant Colonel Iceal E. "Gene" Hambleton (1918-2004), United States Air Force officer, famous for being the subject of a long and costly search and rescue mission during the Vietnam War
  • Samuel Hambleton (1812-1886), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1834-36, 1854; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1844-49; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1869-73 [2]
  • A. Kenneth Hambleton, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Goffstown; Elected 1938, 1956; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Goffstown, 1956 [2]
  • Richard Hambleton (1952-2017), Canadian street artist, known for his Shadowman paintings
  • Peter Hambleton, New Zealand stage, film and television actor, and stage director
  • Oliver Hambleton Postle (1851-1900), American architect from Chicago, father of Joy Postle

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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