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The Hamell 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.

Hamell Early Origins



The surname Hamell 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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Hamell Spelling Variations


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Hamell 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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Hamell Early History


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Hamell Early History



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

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Hamell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamell 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 Hamell 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:

Hamell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Murdoch Hamell settled in New York State in 1738
  • Murdoch Hamell, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Archibald Hamell, who arrived in New York in 1740
  • Mary Hamell, who landed in New York in 1740
  • Archibald Hamell settled in New York state in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hamell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Geo Hamell, who arrived in Baltimore in 1833
  • Bernard Hamell, who arrived in Baltimore in 1844
  • Archibald, James, John and Jacob Hamell settled in Philadelphia between 1749 and 1850
  • Charles Hamell, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873

Hamell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Hamell, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Ann Hamell, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamell (post 1700)



  • Janvier Hamell, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956
  • Alma Hamell, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Hamell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamell 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 6 November 2015 at 10:22.

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