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From the historical and enchanting region of Scotland emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Hammell 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 Hammell is a nickname type of surname Anglicized from the Gaelic name O'hAdhmaill, which means active.

Hammell Early Origins



The surname Hammell 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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Hammell Spelling Variations


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Hammell Spelling Variations



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

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Hammell Early History


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Hammell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hammell 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 Hammell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hammell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hammell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hammell In Ireland


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Hammell In Ireland



Some of the Hammell 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:

Hammell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Merran Hammell, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Elias Hammell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • Philip Hammell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Henri Hammell, who came to America sometime between 1777 and 1783
  • Henri Hammell, who landed in America in 1777-1783

Hammell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hammell, who arrived in San Francisco California in 1851

Hammell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Hammell was registered in Ancaster, Ontario in 1833

Hammell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joshua Hammell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • John Hammell, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • James Hammell, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hammell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hammell (post 1700)



  • Joseph H. Hammell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for burgess of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, 1933
  • James F. Hammell (1859-1916), American Democrat politician, Grocer; Cigar manufacturer; Mayor of Lansing, Michigan, 1900-03
  • James Hammell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1912
  • George M. Hammell (1852-1916), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1899
  • Benjamin A. Hammell (d. 1869), American politician, Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, 1848-49, 1857-58
  • Steven Hammell (b. 1982), Scottish professional footballer
  • Sue Hammell, Canadian politician in the province of British Columbia
  • William Henry Hammell (1845-1937), Ontario farmer and political figure

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Hammell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hammell 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 26 January 2016 at 09:13.

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