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The ancestral home of the Hammerl family is in Austria, where the surname first emerged almost a millennium ago. The name Hammerl is a contraction of the German "Hammerschmied," meaning "blacksmith," and was most likely first borne by someone who held this occupation. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the place name "Hammel;" in this instance, the name would refer to someone hailing from the town of Hammel.

Hammerl Early Origins



The surname Hammerl was first found in southern Germany and Austria, where the family became noted for its many branches throughout these regions. The first individual bearers of this name to be mentioned in ancient chronicles were "meister Hemer der smed (smith)" of Breslau, Silesia, in 1356, Hensl Hemerl of Iglau, Bohemia, in 1425, Ulrich Hamerl of Prague in 1390, and Nicolas Hamer of Worms in 1317.

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Hammerl Spelling Variations


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Hammerl Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Hammerl include Hammer, Hammerer, Hamer, Hahmmer, Hahmer, Haammer, Haamer, Hammerer, Haemmerlein, Haemmerle, Hemmerle, Hammerl, Hamerl, Hemmerling, Hammerling, Hemerl, Hemer, Haemmer, Haemmerl and many more.

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Hammerl Early History


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Hammerl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hammerl research. Another 334 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1791, 1820, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Hammerl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hammerl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hammerl Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Hammerl were Baron Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall, who was a famous ling Uist and orientalist. He spent 50 years acquiring a vast library of the rarest and most valuable works of oriental...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hammerl 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



Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hammerl or a variant listed above: Rinehart Hammer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1729; Johann Georg Hammerer, who came to Philadelphia in 1770; as did Andreas Haemmerlein in 1848; Carl Ludwig Hamer, who settled in Texas in 1850.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hammerl (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hammerl (post 1700)



  • Charles Hammerl, American politician, Mayor of Des Plaines, Illinois, 1929-33
  • Franz Hammerl (1919-2001), German international footballer, member of the 1927 National Team
  • Gregor Hammerl (b. 2012), President of the Federal Council of Austria
  • László Hammerl (b. 1942), Hungarian Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist sports shooter
  • Anton Hammerl (1969-2011), South African photojournalist shot and killed by troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi outside of Brega

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per labores ad honores
Motto Translation: By work and honour.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hammerl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hammerl 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 09:18.

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