The name Humbar reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Humbar family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Humbar family lived in Humber, Herefordshire
, from where they took their name. The place-name Humber indicates the proximity of the settlement to a river bearing the same name. It was a common prehistoric name for rivers and is of uncertain meaning.
Early Origins of the Humbar family
The surname Humbar was first found in Herefordshire
in the west country of England
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Humber from ancient times. Humber, an ancient English hamlet in the union of Leominster, hundred
of Wolphy, dating back to the Iron Age, was granted by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 to Roger de Lacy, a Norman noble from whom the family name Humber is conjecturally descended. The Humber is a large tidal estuary on the east coast of Northern England.
Early History of the Humbar family
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Humbar Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Humbar include Humber, Humbar, Humbor, Umber, Umbar, Umbor, Humbere, Humbore, Humbare, Humberston, Humbertson, Humberstone, Humberton, Humbertown, Humberstown, Humbletown, Humbleston, Humblestown and many more.
Early Notables of the Humbar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Humbar family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Humbar Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Humbar, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1871 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0