Origins Available: Dutch
name Hamme comes from when the family resided in Cumberland
, where their name is derived from Hames Hall.
Early Origins of the Hamme family
The surname Hamme was first found in Cumberland
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hamme family
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Hamme Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hamme has been recorded under many different variations, including Hames, Haymes and others.
Early Notables of the Hamme family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hamme family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hamme or a variant listed above:
Hamme Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Valentine Hamme, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)