Hamm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Hamm is a local name from the German region of Westphalia. Local names came to Germany with other types of hereditary surnames after the 12th century. They were derived from the name of the place where the original bearer of the name lived. Sometimes local names bear the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from". It was an indication of land-ownership, and was sometimes taken as a mark of aristocracy. The family originally lived near a river or lake. The names was originally derived from the High German ham, which meant lakeside or river side. In the early Middle Ages, this surname was frequently preceded by van dem or von, which translate as at the and emphasize the local origins of the surname. Hamm is also the name of a place situated on the banks of the River Lippe in Westphalia, which was founded in 1229.

Early Origins of the Hamm family

The surname Hamm was first found in Westphalia, where the name Hamm contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Hamm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamm research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1746 is included under the topic Early Hamm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hamm Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Hamm include Hamm, Hamme, Hahm, Hahme, Hahmm, Hahmme, Haamm, Haamme, Haam, Haame and many more.

Early Notables of the Hamm family (pre 1700)

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Hamm migration to the United States

After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:

Hamm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Conrad Hamm who arrived in New York City in 1710
  • Conrad Hamm, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Johan Daniel Hamm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Andreas Hamm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johan Jacob Hamm, who landed in America in 1753 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hamm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anton Hamm, who landed in Venezuela in 1842 [1]
  • Johann Georg Hamm, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Richard Hamm, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [1]
  • David Hamm, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [1]
  • Fredrick Hamm who arrived in Texas in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hamm migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hamm Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Andrew Hamm U.E. (b. 1754) who settled in Westfield, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1816 [2]
  • Mr. Frederick Hamm U.E. who settled in King's County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
Hamm Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Hamm, aged 10 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Bridgetown" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [3]
  • Peter Hamm, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Peter Hamm, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Jacob Hamm, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Peter Hamm who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hamm (post 1700)

  • Wilbur V. Hamm, American politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 31st Circuit, 1966 [4]
  • Walter Charles Hamm (1847-1922), American politician, U.S. Consul in Hull, 1903-11; Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1914-19 [4]
  • Theodore Cushing Hamm (1882-1914), American politician, U.S. Consul in Durango, 1911-14, died in office 1914 [4]
  • S. F. Hamm, American politician, Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, 1952 [4]
  • Solomon H. Hamm, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Clarion County, 1881-82 [4]
  • S. F. Hamm, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 18th District, 1857-58 [4]
  • Phillip Hamm, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 15th District; Elected 1902 [4]
  • Lori Hamm, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 2008 [4]
  • Lawrence Hamm, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988 [4]
  • John N. Hamm, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 47th District, 1913-18 [4]
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hamm family

Halifax Explosion
  • Miss Doris Hazel  Hamm (1910-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • Mrs. Harriet  Hamm, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • Mrs. Janet  Hamm, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • Master Frederick  Hamm (1912-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • Mr. William  Hamm (1878-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • ... (Another 6 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
HMS Dorsetshire
  • Peter Hamm (d. 1945), British Able Seaman aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [6]

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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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 31)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  6. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
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