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The history of the Hamlett family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Chiddingley, Sussex, where they took their name from Hamley Bridge. Undoubtedly the original bearer of the name lived next to the bridge, and it is possible that the maintenance and upkeep of the bridge were his responsibility.

Hamlett Early Origins



The surname Hamlett was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hamlett Spelling Variations


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Hamlett Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hamlett include Hambley, Hambly, Hamley, Hamby and others.

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Hamlett Early History


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Hamlett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamlett research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamlett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamlett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamlett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hamlett 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hamlett or a variant listed above:

Hamlett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Hamlett, who arrived in Virginia in 1665
  • David Hamlett, who landed in Virginia in 1665-1666
  • Dorothy Hamlett, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamlett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamlett (post 1700)



  • Bradley Maxon Hamlett, American politician, Member of the Montana Senate (2009-)
  • Barksdale Hamlett Jr. (1908-1979), United States Army four-star general, Commandant of the American sector of Berlin during the 1958 Berlin crisis, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army (1962-1964), President of Norwich University in Vermont
  • Anthony Hamlett (b. 1971), American mixed martial artist and head coach and manager of Northwest Elite Fight Team
  • Lucy Hamlett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1924
  • Mrs. C. M. Hamlett, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1961
  • Thomas Lawrence "Lol" Hamlett (1917-1986), English footballer who played from 1938 to 1952 and managed the Congleton Town team
  • Dilys Hamlett (1928-2002), English stage actress
  • Denis Hamlett (b. 1969), Costa Rican former professional soccer player, current assistant coach for the New York Red Bulls

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Hamlett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamlett 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 26 January 2016 at 09:09.

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