Hammers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Hammers is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the village of Hamer in the parish of Rochdale in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Hammers family
The surname Hammers was first found in Sussex 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.
Important Dates for the Hammers family
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Hammers Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hammers family name include Hammer, Hammerr, Hammers and others.
Early Notables of the Hammers family (pre 1700)
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Hammers migration to the United States
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hammers surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Hammers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anna Sophia Hammers, aged 24, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1787 
Hammers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edward Hammers, who arrived in Texas in 1846 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hammers (post 1700)
- Isaac Hammers, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904 
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