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Hamrick is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Hamrick came from the Old French word amauri, which means work-rule.

Hamrick Early Origins



The surname Hamrick was first found in Tours in Normandy, where the name was spelt D'Amery, or Amaury the delicate of Pontoisse, and they settled in England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Hamrick Spelling Variations


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Hamrick Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Hamrick are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hamrick include Amory, Emery, Amery, Ammory, Ammery, Emry and others.

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Hamrick Early History


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Hamrick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamrick research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1207, 1221, 1691, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Hamrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamrick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamrick Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamrick In Ireland


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Hamrick In Ireland



Some of the Hamrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 128 words (9 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Hamrick, or a variant listed above:

Hamrick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Amaryllis Eliza Hamrick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Clara Hamrick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Paul Hamrick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Margaretta Hamrick, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamrick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamrick (post 1700)



  • Samuel J. Hamrick (1929-2008), American spy novelist, who often wrote under the name W. T. Tyler
  • Charley Hamrick, American NFL football player from the 1930's
  • John Hamrick (1876-1956), American theater entrepreneur, best known for his Blue Mouse theatres
  • R. A. Hamrick, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Clay County, 1934
  • John J. Hamrick, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1946, 1948
  • J. Y. Hamrick, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1904
  • H. G. Hamrick, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1944
  • Fred D. Hamrick, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1924
  • E. A. Hamrick, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Clay County, 1948
  • Daniel Hamrick, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates; Elected 2012
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Hamrick


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Suggested Readings for the name Hamrick



  • Genealogy and History of Thomas B. Hamrick, John Ray, Seaborn Mays, and E. Warbington, With Names of Many of Their Descendants by Orville O. Ray Sr..
  • The Henrick [also Hamrick] and Allied Families [Germany to Georgia], 1727-1974 by Grace H. Jarvis.

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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: Amore non vi
Motto Translation: Love not by force


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Hamrick Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Hamrick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamrick 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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