The surname Hamelen was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamelen research.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1628, 1780, 1630 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Hamelen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Hamel, Hamelaers, Hamelberg, Hamelen, Hamelenberg, Hamelin, Hamelinck, Hamelinière, Hamme and many more.
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Hendrick Hamel (1630-1692), the first Westerner to write about the Joseon Dynasty era in Korea. He was a bookkeeper with the Dutch East India Company but... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamelen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catherine Lemaistre Hamel, who settled in Quebec in 1662; Archibald Hammel, who settled in New York in 1740; Christopher Hamell, who settled in Charles Town, SC