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Multiple Origins for the Surname Hamel



The Hamel surname comes from an Old French word "hamel," which meant "homestead." It was likely first used as a name to describe someone who lived at a farm on the outskirts of a main village.

Hamel Early Origins



The surname Hamel was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat at Désert, Fougeroux, and St.-Etienne.

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Hamel Spelling Variations


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Hamel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hamel, Hamell, Hamil, Hamill, Hammel, Hammell, Hammil, Hammill, Hamelin, Hamlin, du Hamel, du Hamell, duHamil, du Hamill, du Hammel, du Hammell, du Hammil and many more.

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Hamel Early History


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Hamel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamel research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1700, 1762, 1782, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Hamel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was Jean-Baptiste (Du Hamel, Duhamel or du Hamel) (1624-1706), a notable French cleric and natural philosopher and the first secretary of the Academie Royale...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamel 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hamel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Hamel settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1764
  • Henry Jacob and Jon Hamel settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1764 and 1866
  • Christopher Hamel also settled in Charles Town in 1764

Hamel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Francois Hamel, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Jacob Hamel, aged 22, landed in Missouri in 1847
  • Juan Hamel, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1849
  • Seligmann Hamel, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Mary Du Hamel, who arrived in Utah in 1851 with her children John, Julia, and Leah
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hamel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Charles, François, and Jean Hamel, who arrived in Quebec in 1656 from Normandy
  • Catherine Lemaistre Hamel, who settled in Quebec in 1662

Hamel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Hamel, aged 31, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

Hamel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J. Hamel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849
  • Matilda Hamel, aged 24, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamel (post 1700)



  • Robert S. Hamel, American Republican politician, Candidate for Rhode Island State House of Representatives 68th District, 2002
  • Robert F. Hamel, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1964
  • Kristen Hamel, American politician, Workers World Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 1st District, 1996
  • Kenneth A. Hamel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1956, 1960
  • Henry C. Hamel, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Cabano, 1916
  • George Hamel, American Democrat politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Androscoggin County (1st), 1931-32
  • Brian N. Hamel, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 2004
  • Barbara J. Hamel, American politician, Workers World Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1996
  • Alfred J. Hamel, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1984, 1986, 1988
  • Rock Hamel, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 13th Ward, 1938
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hamel Historic Events


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Hamel Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George James Hamel, English Trimmer from Walton, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Hamel


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Suggested Readings for the name Hamel



  • Gunderman and Wullenjohn Cousins with Hampel (also Hamel) and Noll Families by Barbara Chandler Spray.
  • Hammel-Laufer Families, 1600's to 1978 by Martha Mae Schmidt.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    11. ...

    The Hamel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamel 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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