Hawmynd is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person who worked as a servant for Hugh.
Early Origins of the Hawmynd family
The surname Hawmynd was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Hawmynd family
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Hawmynd Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Hawmynd has appeared include Homan, Homans, Howman, Hoeman, Hownam and others.
Early Notables of the Hawmynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hawmynd family to Ireland
Some of the Hawmynd family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hawmynd family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hawmynd arrived in North America very early: William Hoeman, who sailed to Massachusetts with his family in 1635. Among the other family members who followed this first settler were: John Howman, who sailed to Virginia in 1637.
The Hawmynd 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: Labile quod opportunum
Motto Translation: That which is opportune is quickly gone, or opportunity soon slips by.