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Hamblin is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Hamblin 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.
The surname Hamblin 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.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Hamblin are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hamblin include Hamelin, Hamelyn, Hamelen, Hamelyng, Hamelyne and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamblin 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 Hamblin History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamblin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the Hamblin 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
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Hamblin, or a variant listed above:
Hamblin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas S Hamblin, who landed in New York, NY in 1835
- J W Hamblin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
- Charles Hamblin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
- S C Hamblin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
Hamblin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. David Hamblin U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784
- Mr. Silas Hamblin Sr., U.E. who settled in Elizabeth Town [Elizabethtown], Leeds County, Ontario c. 1784
- Mr. William Hamblin U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784
- David Hamblin, whose loyalist oath of allegiance was recorded in Ontario, Canada in 1796
Hamblin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry Hamblin, aged 29, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard"
- John Hamblin (aged 25), a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
- Onita Hamblin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1996
- Neldon E. Hamblin, American politician, Mayor of Clearfield, Utah, 1989
- M. E. Hamblin, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Fayette County, 1952
- John K. Hamblin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1928
- George B. Hamblin, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Sharon; Elected 1902
- Eli Hamblin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1832
- E. O. Hamblin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1861
- William J. Hamblin, professor of history at Brigham Young University
- T J Hamblin (b. 1943), Professor of Immunohaematology at the University of Southampton
- Joseph Eldridge Hamblin (1828-1870), American general during the Civil War
- Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
- Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
- Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- 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).
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
- Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
- Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
The Hamblin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamblin 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.
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