Early Origins of the Hammock family
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
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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Migration of the Hammock family to the New World and Oceana
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
Hammock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hammock (post 1700)
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.
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