Hammock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Hammock family
The surname Hammock was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century.
Early History of the Hammock family
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Hammock 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 Hammock family name include Hammock, Hammick, Ammock, Ammick and others.
Early Notables of the Hammock family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Hammock is the 5,309th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Hammock 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 Hammock surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Hammock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Edward Hammock, who was a convict deported to America in 1771
Hammock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Hammock, who arrived at the port of New York in 1822
- J. Hammock, who was a ship passenger arriving in San Francisco in 1852
Contemporary Notables of the name Hammock (post 1700) +
- Robert Hammock, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 36th District, 1990 
- Jess Hammock, American Republican politician, Chair of Cabell County Republican Party, 1940-41 
- E. G. Hammock, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936 
- Cicero C. Hammock, American politician, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, 1873-74, 1875-77 
- Christina Marie Hammock (b. 1978), American NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2013
- Charles Paul Hammock (1973-2014), American politician, former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1973-1976)
- Robert Wade "Robbie" Hammock (b. 1977), American retired Major League Baseball catcher who played from 2003 to 2011
- Lee Hammock, American professional writer and game designer
- Cicero C Hammock (1823-1890), American military officer and politician, two-time mayor of Atlanta
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The Hammock 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: Laudari a laudato
Motto Translation: Praised by those who are praised.