Hamblett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hamblett is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in Chiddingley, Sussex, where they took their name from Hamley Bridge. Undoubtedly the original bearer of the name lived next to the bridge, and it is possible that the maintenance and upkeep of the bridge were his responsibility.

Early Origins of the Hamblett family

The surname Hamblett was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Hamblett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamblett research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamblett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hamblett Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hamblett family name include Hambley, Hambly, Hamley, Hamby and others.

Early Notables of the Hamblett family (pre 1700)

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Hamblett migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hamblett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Hamblett, aged 28, a housemaid, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Alice Hamblett, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Harriet Hamblett, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Hamblett (post 1700)

  • Robert B. Hamblett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1944; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Nashua 1st Ward, 1948 [1]
  • Frank Hamblett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1952 [1]
  • Charles J. Hamblett, American politician, U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire, 1898-1907 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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