Hammill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Hammill family

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.

Important Dates for the Hammill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hammill research. Another 84 words (6 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.

Hammill Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hammill family (pre 1700)

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Hammill migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hammill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Hammill, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Patrick Hammill, who landed in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1816 [1]
  • George Hammill, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • Owen Hammill, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • Pat Hammill, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]

Hammill migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hammill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ann Hammill, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Silestria" from Belfast, Ireland

Hammill migration to Australia

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

Hammill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Anthony Hammill, (b. 1809), aged 45, Cornish farm labourer, from Redruth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Lady Ann" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 29th September 1854 [2]
  • Mrs. Mary Hammill, (b. 1819), aged 35, Cornish settler, from Ludgvan, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Lady Ann" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 29th September 1854 [2]
  • Mr. Richard Hammill, (b. 1832), aged 46, Cornish gardener travelling aboard the ship "La Hogue" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 21st October 1878 [3]
  • Mrs. Mary Hammill, (b. 1831), aged 47, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "La Hogue" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 21st October 1878 [3]
  • Miss Mary J. Hammill, (b. 1860), aged 18, Cornish general servant travelling aboard the ship "La Hogue" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 21st October 1878 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hammill migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hammill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Hammill, (b. 1855), aged 21, Cornish blacksmith departing on 14th April 1876 aboard the ship "Camperdown" going to Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port on 4th July 1876 [4]
  • Mr. David Hammill, (b. 1858), aged 19, Cornish farm labourer departing on 19th November 1877 aboard the ship "Piako" going to Bluff or Otago, New Zealand arriving in port on 5th February 1878 [4]
  • Mrs. Grace Hammill, (b. 1857), aged 20, Cornish settler departing on 19th November 1877 aboard the ship "Piako" going to Bluff or Otago, New Zealand arriving in port on 5th February 1878 [4]
  • Mr. James Hammill, (b. 1855), aged 23, Cornish farm labourer departing on 29th October 1878 aboard the ship "Western Monarch" going to Bluff or Otago, New Zealand arriving in port on 26th February 1879 [4]
  • Mr. James Hammill, (b. 1855), aged 23, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Western Monarch" arriving in New Zealand in 1879 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hammill (post 1700)

  • John Hammill (1875-1936), American politician, 24th Governor of Iowa (1925-1931), 25th Lieutenant Governor of Iowa (1921-1925), Member of the Iowa Senate (1908-1913)
  • Caleb Wild Hammill (1863-1921), American co-founder of the banking investment firm of Shearson, Hammill & Co. in 1912
  • Thomas J. Hammill, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 19th District, 1962 [6]
  • 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 [6]
  • John Hammill, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in SAINT Helens, 1884-98 [6]
  • Frank H. Hammill (1857-1922), American Republican politician, Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1915-19; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1916 [6]
  • Mrs. Dan B. Hammill, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1956 [6]
  • J. Eric Hammill (b. 1932), Canadian farmer and former politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for Borden-Kinkora (1996-2003)
  • Adam James Hammill (b. 1988), English footballer
  • Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill (b. 1948), English singer, songwriter and founding member of Van der Graaf Generator

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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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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