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Multiple Origins for the Surname Hamill



The Irish Hamill surname is derived from the Gaelic "ó hAghmaill."

Hamill Early Origins



The surname Hamill was first found in south Tyrone an d neighboring Oriel, where they were a branch of the Cenél Eoghain, families descended from Conall Gulban, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages. From the 12th century on, they were well known as poets and ollavs to the O'Hanlons. They were also known for their prowess in battle, Donnell O'Hammoyle was one of the adherents of Rory O'Donnell at the end of the 16th century.

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Hamill Spelling Variations


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Hamill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: O'Hamill, Hammill, Hamil, Hommill, Homill, Homil, Hammel, Hammell and many more.

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Hamill Early History


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Hamill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamill research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1418, 1439, and 1659 are included under the topic Early Hamill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Hamill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Hamill, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Alexander Hamill settled in Pennsylvania in 1773

Hamill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Hamill, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Francis Hamill settled in Georgia in 1820
  • Roderick Hamill, aged 28, arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1825
  • Samuel Hamill, aged 30, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Patrick Hamill, who arrived in New York in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hamill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hamill, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • James Hamill, aged 17, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland

Hamill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Hamill, aged 39, a baker, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Jane Hamill, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • John Hamill, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • James Hamill, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Eliza Hamill, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamill (post 1700)



  • Patrick Hamill (1817-1895), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1843-44; State Court Judge in Maryland, 1854-69; U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1869-71
  • John F. Hamill, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 36th District, 1922
  • John Hamill, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 8th District, 1873-75
  • James Alphonsus Hamill (1877-1941), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1902-05; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1907-21
  • Gilmore S. Hamill, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1884, 1908, 1912
  • Fred B. Hamill, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908
  • Eugene G. Hamill, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972
  • Charles Humphrey Hamill (b. 1868), American Republican politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 29th District, 1920-22
  • Peter J. Hamill (1886-1930), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1916-30
  • Robert E. Hamill, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hamill Historic Events


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Hamill Historic Events




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Hamill Family Crest Products


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Hamill Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
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    The Hamill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamill 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.

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