Hammerling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Hammerling family is in Austria, where the surname first emerged almost a millennium ago. The name Hammerling 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.

Early Origins of the Hammerling family

The surname Hammerling 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 [1]" 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.

Important Dates for the Hammerling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hammerling research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1791, 1820, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Hammerling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hammerling 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 Hammerling include Hammer, Hammerer, Hamer, Hahmmer, Hahmer, Haammer, Haamer, Hammerer, Haemmerlein, Haemmerle, Hemmerle, Hammerl, Hamerl, Hemmerling, Hammerling, Hemerl, Hemer, Haemmer, Haemmerl and many more.

Early Notables of the Hammerling family (pre 1700)

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

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Hammerling were 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Hammerling (post 1700)

  • Louis N. Hammerling, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912 [2]
  • Louis N. Hammerling, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904 (alternate), 1908 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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