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The ancestral home of the Hamner family is in Austria, where the surname first emerged almost a millennium ago. The name Hamner is a contraction of the German "Hammerschmied," meaning "blacksmith," and was most likely first borne by someone who held this occupation. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the place name "Hammel;" in this instance, the name would refer to someone hailing from the town of Hammel.

Hamner Early Origins



The surname Hamner was first found in southern Germany and Austria, where the family became noted for its many branches throughout these regions. The first individual bearers of this name to be mentioned in ancient chronicles were "meister Hemer der smed (smith)" of Breslau, Silesia, in 1356, Hensl Hemerl of Iglau, Bohemia, in 1425, Ulrich Hamerl of Prague in 1390, and Nicolas Hamer of Worms in 1317.

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Hamner Spelling Variations


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Hamner Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Hamner include Hammer, Hammerer, Hamer, Hahmmer, Hahmer, Haammer, Haamer, Hammerer, Haemmerlein, Haemmerle, Hemmerle, Hammerl, Hamerl, Hemmerling, Hammerling, Hemerl, Hemer, Haemmer, Haemmerl and many more.

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Hamner Early History


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Hamner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamner research. Another 334 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1791, 1820, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Hamner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamner Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Hamner were Baron Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall, who was a famous ling Uist and orientalist. He spent 50 years acquiring a vast library of the rarest and most valuable works of oriental...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamner 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Hamner were

Hamner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rinehart Hamner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729

Hamner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Herman Hamner, who was living in Sacramento, California in 1868

Hamner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bryan Hamner, who was recorded in Ontario in 1832
  • David G Hamner, who arrived in Canada in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamner (post 1700)



  • Earl Henry Hamner Jr. (1923-2016), American two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated television writer and producer, best known for his work on The Waltons and Falcon Crest
  • Wesley Hamner, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 138th District, 2010
  • Laura Vernon Hamner (1871-1968), American author, ranch historian, radio commentator, and educator
  • Henry Rawlings Hamner (b. 1922), English-born, American Navy lieutenant, eponym of the USS Hamner (DD-718)
  • Wesley Garvin Hamner (1924-2003), American Major League Baseball player
  • Scott Hamner, American Daytime Emmy Award winning, Writers Guild of America Award winning television writer, son of Earl Hamner
  • Cully Hamner, American comic book illustrator of the 2003 graphic novel Red, which was later adapted into a feature film in 2010
  • Granville Wilbur Hamner (1927-1993), American Major League Baseball shortstop and second baseman

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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 labores ad honores
Motto Translation: By work and honour.


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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. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hamner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamner 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.

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