Hammell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Hammell family

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.

Important Dates for the Hammell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hammell research. Another 104 words (7 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.

Hammell Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hammell family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Hammell family to Ireland

Some of the Hammell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hammell migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Elias Hammell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]
  • Philip Hammell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Henri Hammell, who settled in America sometime between 1777 and 1783
  • Henri Hammell, who landed in America in 1777-1783 [1]
Hammell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Hammell, who arrived in San Francisco California in 1851 [1]

Hammell migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hammell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Hammell, who was registered in Ancaster, Ontario in 1833

Hammell migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hammell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joshua Hammell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [2]
  • John Hammell, aged 27, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent" [3]
  • James Hammell, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"

Contemporary Notables of the name Hammell (post 1700)

  • Joseph H. Hammell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for burgess of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, 1933 [4]
  • James F. Hammell (1859-1916), American Democrat politician, Grocer; Cigar manufacturer; Mayor of Lansing, Michigan, 1900-03 [4]
  • James Hammell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1912 [4]
  • George M. Hammell (1852-1916), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1899 [4]
  • Benjamin A. Hammell (d. 1869), American politician, Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, 1848-49, 1857-58 [4]
  • 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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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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