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The Humble surname is derived from the Middle English/Old French word "humble" meaning "lowly." It is surmised that the name may have originally been a nickname for a meek person, in the days before surnames were used.

Humble Early Origins



The surname Humble was first found in Durham, in Northern England where the first on record was Adam Homel, listed in 1242 in the Assize Rolls for that county. Although there was manor of West Humble, far south of this, in Surrey.

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Humble Spelling Variations


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Humble Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Humble include Humble, Hummill, Humbill and others.

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Humble Early History


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Humble Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Humble research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1633, 1650 and 1616 are included under the topic Early Humble History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Humble Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Humble Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Humble Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Humble or a variant listed above:

Humble Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Humble, who landed in Maryland in 1633-1641
  • Roger Humble, who landed in Virginia in 1637

Humble Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Uriah Humble, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Martin Humble, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Philap Humble, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Hanc Jacob Humble, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • John Humble, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Humble Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Haden Humble, who landed in New York in 1824
  • James D Humble, who landed in New York, NY in 1842
  • Edward Humble, who arrived in Iowa in 1883
  • William T Humble, who landed in Iowa in 1883
  • Charles Humble, who landed in Iowa in 1885

Humble Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Humble arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "City Of Adelaide" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF ADELAIDE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839CityOfAdelaide.htm

Humble Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W E Humble landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • P P Humble landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Humble (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Humble (post 1700)



  • Gwen Humble (b. 1953), American actress
  • Terry L. Humble, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1924
  • Jack H. Humble, American politician, Mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, 1955-63
  • Weldon Gaston Humble (1921-1998), American football player
  • Stephen Humble (b. 1977), English cricketer
  • John Wilkinson "Jack" Humble (1862-1931), English football player and club director
  • Derek Humble (1930-1971), English jazz alto
  • William Humble Humble (1911-1992), well-known English pre- Second World War aviator
  • William Humble (1846-1924), English clergyman and cricketer
  • Katherine 'Kate' Humble (b. 1968), English television presenter
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Humble Historic Events


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Humble Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick Humble, British Signalman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Humble Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF ADELAIDE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839CityOfAdelaide.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  11. ...

The Humble Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Humble 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 10 November 2015 at 11:51.

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