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Hemstreet is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Suffolk. The surname Hemstreet belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Hemstreet Early Origins



The surname Hemstreet was first found in Sussex 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.

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Hemstreet Early History


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Hemstreet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hemstreet research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1350 are included under the topic Early Hemstreet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hemstreet Spelling Variations


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Hemstreet 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 Hemstreet family name include Hemstead, Hampstead, Hempstead, Hemsted and others.

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Hemstreet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hemstreet Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hemstreet surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Robert Hempstead who settled in New London Conn. in 1630; John Hempstead arrived in New England in 1777; Richard Hemstead settled in Virginia in 1652..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hemstreet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hemstreet (post 1700)



  • Marcus C. Hemstreet, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928

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