The Norman Conquest
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.
Early Origins of the Hamblyn family
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.
Early History of the Hamblyn family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Hamblyn family (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.
Migration of the Hamblyn family to 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.
Migration of the Hamblyn family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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. 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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Athenian" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ATHENIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Athenian.htm
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
Historic Events for the Hamblyn family
- 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html