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The name Hamm is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the county of Sussex in an area that was known by the low-lying land near a stream. The surname Hamm was originally derived from the Old English word Hamme, which also has patronymic origins. There is a Norman connection with this name too. There we found the name was derived from the Castle of Ham, Normandy. William du Hamm was listed in Normandy in 1180-98 and the same reference lists William and Alexander de Ham in England c.1272.



Hamm Early Origins



The surname Hamm was first found in Sussex where one of the first records of the name was Robert de la Hamme who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same reference also includes: John de Hamme in Wiltshire; and William de Ham in Cambridge.

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Hamm Spelling Variations


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Hamm Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hamm are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hamm include: Ham, Hamm, Hame and others.

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Hamm Early History


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Hamm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamm research. Another 451 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1296, and 1610 are included under the topic Early Hamm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamm Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hamm 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hamm or a variant listed above:

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
  • Johan Daniel Hamm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Andreas Hamm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johan Jacob Hamm, who landed in America in 1753
  • ... (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
  • Johann Georg Hamm, aged 21, landed in New York, NY in 1849
  • Richard Hamm, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • David Hamm, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Fredrick Hamm who arrived in Texas in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Frederick Hamm U.E. who settled in King's County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Hamm Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • 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
  • Abram Hamm, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamm (post 1700)



  • Jonathan Daniel "Jon" Hamm (b. 1971), American Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award winning actor, director, and television producer
  • Edward "Ed" or "Eddie" Barton Hamm (1906-1982), American gold medalist in the long jump at the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Harold Hamm (b. 1945), American oilman, best known for pioneering the Bakken formation, Forbes magazine ranked him as the 30th richest person in America (2012)
  • Sam Hamm (b. 1955), American two-time Hugo Award nominated screenwriter, best known for writing Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns
  • Morgan Carl Hamm (b. 1982), American two-time silver medalist artistic gymnast
  • Joe Hamm (b. 1950), American soccer player at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Mary Hamm (b. 1982), American nine-time gold medalist archer, world number one ranked archer in September 2003 and July 2005
  • Archie O. Hamm, American politician, Mayor of Brazil, Indiana, 1950-54
  • Charles S. Hamm, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1972; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1972
  • Custer Hamm, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1944
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hamm Historic Events


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Hamm Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Doris Hazel  Hamm (1910-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Harriet  Hamm, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Janet  Hamm, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Frederick  Hamm (1912-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. William  Hamm (1878-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • ... (Another 6 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Hamm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamm 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.

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