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.
Early History of the Hambley family
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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)
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Migration of the Hambley family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hambley or a variant listed above: William Hambly arrived in San Francisco in 1852; John Hamble settled Pennsylvania in 1773; William Hamly settled in Philadelphia in 1854.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hambley (post 1700)
- Mark Gregory Hambley (b. 1948), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, 1989-92; Lebanon, 1993 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
Historic Events for the Hambley family
- 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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