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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Hamblyn 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.

Hamblyn Early Origins



The surname Hamblyn 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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Hamblyn Spelling Variations


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Hamblyn Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Hamelin, Hamelyn, Hamelen, Hamelyng, Hamelyne and others.

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Hamblyn Early History


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Hamblyn Early History



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

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Hamblyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamblyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hamblyn In Ireland


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Hamblyn In Ireland



Some of the Hamblyn 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


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Hamblyn or a variant listed above:

Hamblyn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Hamblyn, who landed in Virginia in 1638

Hamblyn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. David Hamblyn U.E. who settled in Elizabeth Town [Elizabethtown], Leeds County, Ontario c. 1784 son of Silas Hamblyn Sr. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hamblyn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • C. Hamblyn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Athenian" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamblyn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamblyn (post 1700)



  • Richard Hamblyn (b. 1965), British environmental writer, historian and lecturer in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London
  • Paul Hamblyn, New Zealand competitor at the 2006 Commonwealth Games-Men's 1500 metres

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Hamblyn Historic Events


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Hamblyn Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Ernest William Hamblyn (d. 1912), aged 41, English Bedroom Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Hamblyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamblyn 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 11 April 2016 at 08:30.

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