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Hammon is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from Hamon, an Old French personal name brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Hammon Early Origins



The surname Hammon was first found in Kent. The Roll of Battle Abbey reveals that two brothers, sons or grandsons of Hamon Dentatus accompanied the Conqueror in his Conquest. The first was Robert Fitz-Hamon, the renowned Conqueror of Glamorganshire and the second was Haimon, named in the Domesday Book as "Dapifer," for having received the office of Lord Steward for the King. The latter died issueless while the former had four daughters, three of which had conventual lives. The remaining daughter named Mabel married Robert Fitzroy, Earl of Gloucester. Hamon Dentatus had two other sons: Richard of Granville; and Creuquer who inherited the Barony of Chatham from Robert Fitz-Hamon and many of the Kentish estates of Hamon Dapifer. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
These estates were passed down to Haimon de Crévequer (died 1208) who had one son Robert Haimon. The latter joined the confederacy of Barons against Henry III., and as a consequence lost all his estates. Later, West-Acre in Norfolk was home to a branch of the family. "It is the property of A. Hamond, Esq., whose seat here, High House, is a handsome mansion in the Italian style, finely situated in a well-wooded park. The church is partly in the early and partly in the later English style, with a square embattled tower, and contains the mausoleum of the Hamond family, and many beautiful monuments to several of its members." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hammon Spelling Variations


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Hammon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hammon have been found, including Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.

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Hammon Early History


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Hammon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hammon research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1209, 1647, 1579, 1600, 1658, 1605, 1660, 1630, 1681, 1672, 1716, 1621, 1654, 1665 and are included under the topic Early Hammon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hammon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hammon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Matthew Hammond (died 1579) Unitarian ploughwright from Hetherset, Norfolk, who was executed for his beliefs; Thomas Hammond ( c. 1600-1658), an officer in the New Model Army and a regicide; Henry Hammond (1605-1660), an English churchman; Thomas Hammond (1630-1681), an English-born merchant and landowner...

Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hammon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hammon In Ireland


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Hammon In Ireland



Some of the Hammon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hammon, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Hammon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mathew Hammon settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Martin Hammon, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Mary Hammon, who landed in Maryland in 1677
  • Philip Hammon, who arrived in Maryland in 1677
  • Edward Hammon, who landed in Maryland in 1677
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hammon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Hammon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Frederick Hammon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Elizabeth Hammon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1794

Hammon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F A Hammon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • James William Hammon, who landed in America in 1884

Hammon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Hammon U.E., "Hannah" who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Zebedee Hammon U.E., "Hammond" who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hammon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J. Hammon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849

Hammon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Hammon, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hammon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hammon (post 1700)



  • Micky Hammon, American politician, Member of the Alabama House of Representatives (2002-)
  • William McDowall Hammon (1904-1989), American physician and researcher, best known for his work on poliomyelitis, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Jennifer Hammon (b. 1973), American Soap Opera Digest Award nominated actress, best known for her role in General Hospital
  • Stratton Owen Hammon (1904-1997), American architect known for his Colonial Revival style homes in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Rebecca Lynn "Becky" Hammon (b. 1977), American WNBA professional basketball player
  • Jupiter Hammon (1711-1806), the first African-American published writer in America in 1760
  • Suzanne Hammon, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976
  • Peggy Toomey Hammon, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2004
  • Orvan Hammon (1913-1970), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Webster County, 1955-58
  • John Douglas Campbell "Bill" Hammon (1914-2004), Australian rugby union player for Australia

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Suggested Readings for the name Hammon


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Suggested Readings for the name Hammon



  • Can You Find Me: A Family History by Christopher Fry.
  • Lakes & Palmettes & Pines; the William B.B. and John W. Hammond Families of Orange and Lake Counties, Florida by Frankie A. Hammond.

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Motto


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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: Per tot discrimina verun
Motto Translation: Through so many dangers


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Hammon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hammon 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 29 February 2016 at 15:35.

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