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When the ancestors of the Hamlyn family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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.

Hamlyn Early Origins



The surname Hamlyn was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hamlyn Spelling Variations


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Hamlyn 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 Hamlyn have been found, including Hamelin, Hamelyn, Hamelen, Hamelyng, Hamelyne and others.

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Hamlyn Early History


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Hamlyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamlyn research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1275, 1105, 1129, 1202, 1533, 1539 and 1534 are included under the topic Early Hamlyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamlyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamlyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamlyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamlyn In Ireland


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Hamlyn In Ireland



Some of the Hamlyn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 Hamlyn were among those contributors:

Hamlyn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Hamlyn, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1672

Hamlyn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gaffing Hamlyn, who landed in Virginia in 1705

Hamlyn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charlotte Hamlyn, aged 42, who landed in America from England, in 1892
  • H.W. Hamlyn, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1896

Hamlyn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Amy Beatrice Hamlyn, aged 40, who emigrated to America from Tunbridge Wells, England, in 1907
  • Edgar Hamlyn, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, England, in 1907
  • Ethel Hamlyn, aged 33, who landed in America from Southampton, England, in 1907
  • John Hamlyn, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, England, in 1907
  • Samuel Hamlyn, aged 21, who landed in America from Tsbburton, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hamlyn Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • John Hamlyn, aged 68, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1908

Hamlyn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hamlyn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847
  • Arthur Hamlyn, aged 44, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"
  • Emily Hamlyn, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"

Hamlyn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hamlyn, aged 29, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Susan A. Hamlyn, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamlyn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamlyn (post 1700)



  • Alan Hamlyn, former English footballer
  • Paul Hamlyn CBE (1926-2001), Baron Hamlyn of Edgeworth, German-born British publisher and philanthropist
  • Christopher Hamlyn (b. 1947), Scottish professional footballer

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Hamlyn Historic Events


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Hamlyn Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Hamlyn, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Albert E Hamlyn, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Hamlyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamlyn 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 11 April 2016 at 08:30.

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