× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2017


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.

Close

Himes Spelling Variations


Expand

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.

Close

Himes Early History


Expand

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.

Close

Himes Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Himes (post 1700)


Expand

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

Close

Suggested Readings for the name Himes


Expand

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.

Close

Himes Family Crest Products


Expand

Himes Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  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.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest