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Hamelin is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hamelin 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.

Hamelin Early Origins



The surname Hamelin 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.

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Hamelin Spelling Variations


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Hamelin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hamelin have been found, including Hamelin, Hamelyn, Hamelen, Hamelyng, Hamelyne and others.

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Hamelin Early History


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Hamelin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamelin 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 Hamelin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamelin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamelin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamelin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamelin In Ireland


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Hamelin In Ireland



Some of the Hamelin 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hamelin were among those contributors:

Hamelin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T. Hamelin, aged 27, who emigrated to America, in 1895

Hamelin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henri Hamelin, aged 32, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1907
  • Blanche Hamelin, aged 24, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1911
  • Pierre Hamelin, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1911
  • Lorenzo Hamelin, aged 49, who settled in America, in 1917
  • Andri Hamelin, aged 23, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamelin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamelin (post 1700)



  • Bob Hamelin (b. 1967), American former Major League Baseball player
  • Charles Hamelin (b. 1984), Canadian Olympic speed skater who won three gold and sliver at the 2006, 2010, and 2014 games
  • Marc-Andre Hamelin (b. 1961), Canadian concert pianist, winner of the 2008 and the 2012 Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year
  • Joseph Hamelin (1873-1947), Canadian politician from Manitoba who served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1914 to 1927
  • Louis-Edmond Hamelin (b. 1923), Canadian geographer
  • Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin (1768-1839), French rear admiral
  • François Alphonse Hamelin (1796-1864), French admiral
  • Christine Hamelin, Canadian writer
  • Charles-André Hamelin (1947-1993), Canadian politician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. 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. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hamelin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamelin 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 11 April 2016 at 08:30.

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