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Hamlett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Hamlett family


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.

Early History of the Hamlett family


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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.

Early Notables of the Hamlett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hamlett family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Dorothy Hamlett, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hamlett (post 1700)


  • Lucy Hamlett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1924 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mrs. C. M. Hamlett, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1961 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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
  • 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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