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The ancient history of the Hambly name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided 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.

Hambly Early Origins



The surname Hambly 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.

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Hambly Spelling Variations


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Hambly Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hambly include Hambley, Hambly, Hamley, Hamby and others.

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Hambly Early History


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Hambly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hambly research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hambly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hambly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hambly Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hambly or a variant listed above:

Hambly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Hambly arrived in San Francisco in 1852

Hambly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hambly, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "William Money"
  • William B. Hambly, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "William Money"
  • Susannah Hambly, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Laura Hambly, aged 27, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • John Hambly arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Spartan" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hambly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hambly landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Amelia Thompson
  • John Rundell Hambly landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Amelia Thompson

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hambly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hambly (post 1700)



  • Tim Hambly (b. 1983), American professional ice hockey defenceman
  • Kevin Hambly (b. 1973), American volleyball coach
  • Barbara Hambly (b. 1951), award winning and prolific American novelist and screenwriter within the genres of fantasy, science fiction and historical fiction
  • Barbara Hambly (b. 1958), former English field hockey player
  • Charles Wesley Hambly (b. 1863), Canadian drover and political figure in Ontario
  • Gary Hambly (b. 1956), Australian former professional rugby league player
  • Brian Clinton Hambly (1937-2008), Australian rugby league player
  • Nigel Hambly, Research Fellow in wide-field astronomy at the University of Edinburgh
  • Edmund Cadbury Hambly (1942-1995), British structural engineer widely recognized for his expertise in the industry

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. 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).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hambly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hambly 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 January 2014 at 23:45.

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