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Multiple Origins for the Surname Hammill



The Irish Hammill surname is derived from the Gaelic "ó hAghmaill."

Hammill Early Origins



The surname Hammill was first found in south Tyrone an d neighboring Oriel, where they were a branch of the Cenél Eoghain, families descended from Conall Gulban, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages. From the 12th century on, they were well known as poets and ollavs to the O'Hanlons. They were also known for their prowess in battle, Donnell O'Hammoyle was one of the adherents of Rory O'Donnell at the end of the 16th century.

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Hammill Spelling Variations


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Hammill Spelling Variations



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

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Hammill Early History


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Hammill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hammill research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1418, 1439, and 1659 are included under the topic Early Hammill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hammill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hammill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hammill 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hammill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Hammill, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Patrick Hammill, who landed in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1816
  • George Hammill, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Owen Hammill, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Pat Hammill, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1854

Hammill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Hammill, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Silestria" from Belfast, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hammill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hammill (post 1700)



  • Thomas J. Hammill, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 19th District, 1962
  • John Hammill (1875-1936), American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State Senate, 1908-12; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1921-25; Governor of Iowa, 1925-31; Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1930
  • John Hammill, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in SAINT Helens, 1884-98
  • Frank H. Hammill, American Republican politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1915-19; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1916
  • Mrs. Dan B. Hammill, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1956
  • Peter Hammill (b. 1948), English singer, songwriter

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Hammill Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Hammill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hammill 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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