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The name Hambright is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the parish of Hanbury in the county of Oxford.

Hambright Early Origins



The surname Hambright was first found in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest. Hambrook is a village and hamlet in the parish of Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire. Whereras, Handbrough is a parish, in the union of Witney, hundred of Wootton in the county of Oxford. Both villages have remained small through the ages. Hambrook had about 600 inhabitants and Handbrough (Hanborough) had about 1,000 inhabitants as of a census in the late 1800s. The latter villages dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Haneberge [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "hill of a man called Hagena or Hana" derived from the Old English personal name + beorg. Hambrook also dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Hanbro c. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
In this case, the village literally meant "brook by the stone" from the Old English han + broc. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Hambright Spelling Variations


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Hambright Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hambright were recorded, including Hambro, Hambrow, Hambury, Hamborough, Hamboro and others.

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Hambright Early History


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Hambright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hambright research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1086, 1273, 1273 and 1330 are included under the topic Early Hambright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hambright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hambright Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hambright Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hambright In Ireland


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Hambright In Ireland



Some of the Hambright family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 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 oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hambright family emigrate to North America:

Hambright Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frederick Hambright, who arrived in North Carolina in 1738
  • Adam Hambright, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hambright (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hambright (post 1700)



  • Victor Q. Hambright, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for South Carolina, 1932
  • J. D. Hambright, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1944
  • J. C. Hambright, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1932; Candidate for Presidential Elector for South Carolina, 1956
  • George F. Hambright, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Rockford, Illinois, 1857-61
  • G. F. Hambright, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1940
  • Frederick Hambright, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 7th District, 1826-30
  • F. P. Hambright, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1956

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Honestum utili praefero
Motto Translation: I prefer honesty to profit.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Hambright Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hambright 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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