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The name Hamblink was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Hamblink 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.

Hamblink Early Origins



The surname Hamblink 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.

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Hamblink Spelling Variations


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Hamblink Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Hamblink has been recorded under many different variations, including Hamelin, Hamelyn, Hamelen, Hamelyng, Hamelyne and others.

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Hamblink Early History


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Hamblink Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamblink 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 Hamblink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamblink Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamblink Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamblink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamblink In Ireland


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Hamblink In Ireland



Some of the Hamblink 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Hamblinks were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: James Hamlin, who came to Barnstable, MA in 1639; James, Joyce, Margaret, Phillip, Hamlin, who all settled in Virginia in 1653; Ezekiel Hamlin, who was on record in Boston in 1655.

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