Hamelin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Hamelin family

The surname Hamelin was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where "three of this name are entered as under-tenants: Hamelin homo Hugonis filii Baldrici in Lincolnshire; Hamelin holding of Roger de Montgomery in Sussex, and also mentioned in Devonshire; and Hamelin of Cornwall. 'Whether Hamelin of Devonshire and Hamelin of Cornwall were the same person, does not appear. In the latter county Hamelin held twenty-two manors under the Earl of Mortaine. He is supposed to have been the ancestor of the Trelawny family, and to have resided at Treloen, one of the manors described in the Survey as his property." [1]

Early History of the Hamelin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamelin research. Another 91 words (6 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Hamelin family (pre 1700)

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Hamelin World Ranking

In Canada, the name Hamelin is the 785th most popular surname with an estimated 6,852 people with that name. [2] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Hamelin is ranked the 375th most popular surname. [3] And in France, the name Hamelin is the 626th popular surname with an estimated 7,538 people with that name. [4]

Ireland Migration of the Hamelin family to Ireland

Some of the Hamelin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hamelin migration to the United States +

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 immigrated 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 immigrated 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.)

Canada Hamelin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hamelin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Louis Hamelin, son of Nicolas and Jeanne, who married Antoine Aubert, daughter of Jacques and Antoine, in Quebec on 7th August 1679 [5]
  • Nicolas Hamelin, son of Nicolas and Jeanne, who married Marie-Madeleine Leclerc, daughter of Louis and Périnne, in Quebec on 15th June 1682 [5]
  • François Hamelin, son of Nicolas and Jeanne, who married Marie-Madeleine Aubert, daughter of Jacques and Antoine, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 27th November 1685 [5]
Hamelin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Hamelin, son of Louis and Antoinette, who married Antoinette Richard, daughter of Marin and Marie-Madeleine, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 10th August 1707 [5]
  • François Hamelin, son of François and Marie-Madeleine, who married Madeleine Dumontier, daughter of François and Marie-Madeleine, in Quebec on 19th February 1721 [5]
  • Laurent Hamelin, son of François and Marie-Madeleine, who married Madeleine Gariépy, daughter of François and Geneviève, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, on 3rd February 1723 [5]
  • Joseph-Marie Hamelin, son of Louis and Antoinette, who married Geneviève De Chavigny, daughter of François and Geneviève, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 15th January 1724 [5]
  • René Hamelin, son of François and Marie-Madeleine, who married Louise Dumontier, daughter of François and Marie-Madeleine, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, on 4th November 1730 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hamelin (post 1700) +

  • Robert James Hamelin (b. 1967), American former first baseman and designated hitter in Major League Baseball
  • Bob Hamelin (b. 1967), American former Major League Baseball player
  • François Hamelin (b. 1986), Canadian two-time gold, five-time silver medalist short track speed skater from Sainte-Julie, Quebec
  • Dave Hamelin (b. 1980), Canadian musician, songwriter and producer known for his work with indie rock band the Stills
  • Salomon Hamelin (1810-1893), Canadian politician who served in the Legislative Council of Manitoba from 1871 to 1876
  • Joseph Hamelin (1873-1947), Canadian politician from Manitoba who served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1914 to 1927, paternal grandson of Salomon Hamelin
  • Jean-Guy Hamelin (1925-2018), Canadian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Rouyn-Noranda (1973–2001)
  • 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
  • Louis-Edmond Hamelin (b. 1923), Canadian geographer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  2. ^ https://forebears.io/surnames/
  3. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  4. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  5. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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