The history of the Hember name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old French personal names Amauri
These are derived from the Old German personal name Amalric,
which literally means work-rule.
Early Origins of the Hember family
The surname Hember was first found in Devon
at Broadhembury which is also known as Hembury, a parish and former market-town in the union of Honiton. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Hembury is also the name of a Neolithic causewayed enclosure and Iron Age hill fort near Honiton in Devon
and is thought to date back from the late fifth and early fourth century BC. Hembury Castle is an Iron Age Hill fort near Tythecott, south of Buckland Brewer. Some researchers believe that the name is related to the name Embury, but this is not the case as this name is a distinct Devon
name whereas Embury hails from Somerset
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Hember family
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Hember Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hember family name include Hembery, Hembry, Hembrow, Hembrough, Hemborough, Hembury, Hembergh, Hembro, Hembray, Hembree and many more.
Early Notables of the Hember family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hember family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hember Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Louisa Hember, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Parsee" in 1873
Historic Events for the Hember family
- Mr. Henry Victor Hember (b. 1918), "Jim" English Petty Officer Stoker from England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html