Homeyer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Homeyer family

The surname Homeyer was first found in the East Anglian county of Norfolk where Robert del Houme was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1222. In Worcester, Alan de Hone was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls for 1275, and a few years later, Henry and William Home were found in the Hundredorum Rolls for Oxfordshire in 1279. Walter of the home and John atte Home were both listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Worcester in 1327. [1]

The Hundredorum Rolls also included Goscelin de Holme, Suffolk and John in le Holmp (sic), Cambridgeshire. [2]

Further north, in the historic county of Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Thomas del Holme; Adam del Holme; and Johannes del Holme. [2]

"A holme is defined by Halliwell as 'flat land; a small island; a deposit of soil at the confluence of two waters. Flat grounds near water are called holms.' [3]

Early History of the Homeyer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Homeyer research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1490, 1506, 1516, 1549, 1575, 1566, 1619, 1633, 1615, 1666, 1674, 1687, 1706, 1671, 1698, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Homeyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Homeyer Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Homeyer occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Home, Hume, Humes and others.

Early Notables of the Homeyer family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Alexander Home, 1st Lord Home (d. 1490); Alexander Home, 2nd Lord Home (d. 1506); Alexander Home, 3rd Lord Home (d. 1516); George Home, 4th Lord Home (d. 1549); Alexander Home, 5th Lord Home (d. 1575); Alexander Home, 1st Earl of Home (c. 1566-1619); James Home, 2nd Earl of Home (d...
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Homeyer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Homeyer family to Ireland

Some of the Homeyer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Homeyer migration to the United States +

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Homeyer, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Homeyer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinr Homeyer, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [4]
  • Max Homeyer, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]
  • Wilhelm Homeyer, aged 30, who landed in South Dakota in 1889 [4]
  • Heinrich Homeyer, aged 3, who landed in South Dakota in 1889 [4]
  • Maria Homeyer, who arrived in South Dakota in 1889 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  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. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ 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)


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