Heamer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Heamer is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in or beside an enclosed region. The surname Heamer originally derived from the Old English word hegham which referred to an enclosed dwelling.
Early Origins of the Heamer family
The surname Heamer was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Heamer family
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Heamer Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Heamer has been spelled many different ways, including Hyam, Hyams, Hygham, Hyham, Higham, Highams and many more.
Early Notables of the Heamer family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Clement Higham, (also Heigham), of Barrow Hall, Suffolk, (1495-1571), a Member of Parliament, Speaker of the House of Commons (1554-1555), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer...
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Heamer migration to the United States
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Heamers to arrive in North America:
Heamer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Ann Heamer, who landed in Maryland in 1671 
- John Heamer, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)