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Hemelen is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hemelen family lived in Gloucestershire. Their name, however, is local reference of Old French derivation. It is stems from the Old French root hamel, indicating that the original bearer of the name once worked at an outlying farm which was dependent upon a main village. Several areas in Normandy are called Hamelin.

Early Origins of the Hemelen family


The surname Hemelen was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Hemelen family

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Early History of the Hemelen family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemelen research.
Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1275, 1105, 1129, 1202, 1533, 1539 and 1534 are included under the topic Early Hemelen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hemelen Spelling Variations

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Hemelen Spelling Variations


Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hemelen family name include Hamelin, Hamelyn, Hamelen, Hamelyng, Hamelyne and others.

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Early Notables of the Hemelen family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Hemelen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hemelen family to Ireland

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Migration of the Hemelen family to Ireland


Some of the Hemelen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 51 words (4 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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Migration of the Hemelen family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Hemelen family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Hemelen family to immigrate North America: James Hamlin, who came to Barnstable, MA in 1639; James, Joyce, Margaret, Phillip, Hamlin, who all settled in Virginia in 1653; Ezekiel Hamlin, who was on record in Boston in 1655.

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