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The Himes name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in or beside an enclosed region. The surname Himes originally derived from the Old English word hegham which referred to an enclosed dwelling.

Himes Early Origins



The surname Himes 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.

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Himes Spelling Variations


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Himes Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Himes has undergone many spelling variations, including Hyam, Hyams, Hygham, Hyham, Higham, Highams and many more.

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Himes Early History


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Himes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Himes research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1560, 1495, 1571, 1554, 1555, 1568, 1634 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Himes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Himes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Himes Early Notables (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...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Himes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Himes were among those contributors:

Himes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J V Himes, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Himes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Himes (post 1700)



  • Richard Dean Himes (b. 1946), American National Football League offensive lineman
  • John Herby Himes (1878-1849), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Joshua Vaughan Himes (1805-1895), American Christian leader and publisher
  • Judge Himes (b. 1900), American Thoroughbred racehorse
  • Joseph Hendrix Himes (1885-1960), U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • Lawrence Austin Himes (b. 1940), American general manager for two Major League Baseball teams
  • James A. "Jim" Himes (b. 1966), American businessman and U.S. Representative for Connecticut
  • Chester Bomar Himes (1909-1984), American writer
  • Norman Lawrence "Normie" Himes (1903-1958), Canadian retired professional ice hockey player

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Suggested Readings for the name Himes


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Suggested Readings for the name Himes



  • The Himes Family history: The Descendants of John Himes and Catherine (Giesler) Himes of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Washington County, Tennessee, 1797-1990 by Carolyn Joy Stafford.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Himes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Himes Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 March 2016 at 13:26.

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