Hambley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Hambley surname 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 Hambley family

The surname Hambley 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 Hambley family

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

Hambley Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hambley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hambley include: Hambley, Hambly, Hamley, Hamby and others.

Early Notables of the Hambley family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hambley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hambley migration to Australia

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

Hambley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Hambley, (b. 1822), aged 36, Cornish farm labourer departing from Southampton aboard the ship "Forest Monarch" arriving in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia on 21st December 1858 [1]
  • Mrs. Marianne Hambley, (b. 1824), aged 34, Cornish settler departing from Southampton aboard the ship "Forest Monarch" arriving in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia on 21st December 1858 [1]
  • Mr. William J. Hambley, (b. 1848), aged 10, Cornish settler departing from Southampton aboard the ship "Forest Monarch" arriving in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia on 21st December 1858 [1]
  • Miss Emma J. Hambley, (b. 1850), aged 8, Cornish settler departing from Southampton aboard the ship "Forest Monarch" arriving in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia on 21st December 1858 [1]
  • Mr. James Hambley, (b. 1852), aged 6, Cornish settler departing from Southampton aboard the ship "Forest Monarch" arriving in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia on 21st December 1858 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hambley (post 1700)

  • Mark Gregory Hambley (b. 1948), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, 1989-92; Lebanon, 1993 [2]

Historic Events for the Hambley family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Thomas H Hambley (b. 1921), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Grangetown, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
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