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The name Hamby belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived 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.

Hamby Early Origins



The surname Hamby 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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Hamby Spelling Variations


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Hamby Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hamby include Hambley, Hambly, Hamley, Hamby and others.

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Hamby Early History


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Hamby Early History



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

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Hamby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hamby 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hamby were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hamby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Hamby, who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • Richard Hamby, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • William Hamby, who landed in Maryland in 1658

Hamby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jessie E. Hamby, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1895

Hamby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jens M. Hamby, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1917
  • Thomas Hamby, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • L. P. Hamby, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • Rose M. Hamby, aged 50, who settled in America from Lancaster, England, in 1922
  • Arthur Hamby, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hamby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Hamby, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • William Hamby (aged 34), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamby (post 1700)



  • Jeannette Hamby (1933-2012), American politician, Member of the Oregon State Senate (1983-1999)
  • Roger Hamby (b. 1943), American retired NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver from Ferguson, North Carolina
  • William G. Hamby, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1986
  • R. E. A. Hamby, American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate 40th District, 1923-24
  • Nelia Hamby, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2008
  • Charles Hamby, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2004
  • Wallace Hamby, American Neurosurgeon
  • Priscilla Hamby, American illustrator and comic book artist
  • Barbara Hamby (b. 1952), American poet, fiction writer, editor, and critic
  • Jim Hamby (1897-1991), American Major League Baseball catcher for the New York Giants

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

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