Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the village of Hamer in the parish of Rochdale in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Heymer family
Lancashire 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.
Early History of the Heymer family
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Heymer Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Heymer family name include Hamer, Heymer and others.
Early Notables of the Heymer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heymer family to the New World and Oceana
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 Heymer surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Percy and Raphe Hamer settled in Virginia in 1626; Frederick, Henry, Jacob, James, Richard and Samuel Hamer, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..
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