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Origins Available: English, Scottish


From the historical and enchanting region of Scotland emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Hammack family. Originally, the Scottish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Scotland is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Hammack is a nickname type of surname Anglicized from the Gaelic name O'hAdhmaill, which means active.

Hammack Early Origins



The surname Hammack was first found in Normandy, where Robert, Ranulph, Turstan and Savaric Hamel were recorded in 1180. From Normandy they branched to England in the wake of the Conquest. Shortly after their arrival in England members of the family moved to Scotland, and throughout the following centuries branches of this family were to remain in France as well as in their new homelands.

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Hammack Spelling Variations


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Hammack Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hamill, Hammill, Hamil, Hommill, Homill, Homil, Hammel, Hammell and many more.

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Hammack Early History


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Hammack Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hammack research. Another 342 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1143, 1194, 1206, 1214, 1379, 1418, and 1497 are included under the topic Early Hammack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hammack Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hammack Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hammack Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hammack In Ireland


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Hammack In Ireland



Some of the Hammack family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hammack Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Hammack, who landed in Virginia in 1656

Hammack Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick George Hammack a surgeon, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hammack (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hammack (post 1700)



  • Bobby Hammack (1922-1990), American musician, known for his work on Mickey (1964), Summer Magic (1963) and Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1979)
  • Katherine Hammack, American Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment) in 2010
  • Malcolm Eugene Hammack (1933-2004), American college and professional football player
  • James W. Hammack, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Arlington, Texas, 1889-93
  • J. Harley Hammack, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1940
  • Fred Hammack, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Jackson County, 1968

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Hammack Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hammack 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 9 July 2016 at 17:29.

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