Hamlyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Hamlyn family

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.

Important Dates for the Hamlyn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamlyn research. Another 91 words (6 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Hamlyn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hamlyn family to Ireland

Some of the Hamlyn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Hamlyn migration to the United States

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 [1]
Hamlyn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gaffing Hamlyn, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [1]
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 immigrated to America from Tunbridge Wells, England, in 1907
  • Edgar Hamlyn, aged 5, who immigrated 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 immigrated 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 migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hamlyn Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • John Hamlyn, aged 68, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1908

Hamlyn migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hamlyn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Hamlyn, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847 [2]
  • Arthur Hamlyn, aged 44, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney" [3]
  • Emily Hamlyn, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney" [3]

Hamlyn migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hamlyn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Hamlyn, aged 29, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Susan A. Hamlyn, aged 29, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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
  • Ronald Hamlyn, British fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force, during World War II, credited with 11 aerial victories

Historic Events for the Hamlyn family

HMS Prince of Wales
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Albert E Hamlyn, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [5]

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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  5. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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