Hume History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Hume family roots are found in the Boernician Clan of ancient Scotland. They lived in Berwickshire. They held the barony of Home from very early times and possibly predate the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Home family is part of a noble lineage descending from the Earls of Dunbar, and the family of the Earl of Northumberland, the great Gospatrick, a descendent of the Kings of Bernicia. They first appear in the records in 1268, when William of Home appeared on a charter. They next appear (as so many of the prominent Scottish families do) in 1296, when Geffrai de Home of Lanarkshire swore an oath of allegiance (in the Ragman Rolls) to King Edward I of England after that king's brief conquest of Scotland.

Early Origins of the Hume family

The surname Hume was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland. They held the barony of Home from very early times, and possibly predate the Norman Conquest in 1066. There were many branches of the Hume family including the Homes of Cowdenknowes, the Homes of Wedderburn, the Homes of Manderston, the Homes of Renton, the Homes of Kames, and the Homes of Blackadder.

Important Dates for the Hume family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hume research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1468, 1506, 1560, 1609, 1569, 1645, 1604, 1648, 1671, 1698, 1641, 1724, 1696, 1702, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Hume History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hume Spelling Variations

In the Middles Ages scribes spelled names by their sound. Often a name was written under a different spelling variation each time it was recorded. Hume has appeared as Humes, Hum, Humme, Humm, Homes and others.

Early Notables of the Hume family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Alexander Home, 2nd Lord Home (c.1468-1506), a Scottish nobleman and soldier, Lord Chamberlain of Scotland and Warden of the Eastern March; Alexander Hume (c.1560-c.1609), Scottish poet; Tobias Hume (c.1569-1645), a Scottish composer, viol player and soldier; George Home, created Baron Hume of Berwick in 1604, Lord Treasurer...
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Migration of the Hume family to Ireland

Some of the Hume 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.

Hume migration to the United States

The ancestors of Boernician-Scottish settlers dot North America even today. They settled all along the east coast when they came over, but some went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the War of Independence. However, these strong lines endured as Scottish families in the United States and Canada have rediscovered much of the heritage that was taken from them centuries ago. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Hume, or a variant listed above:

Hume Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Andrews Hume, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1634 [1]
  • James Hume, who settled in Virginia in 1648
  • Alistair John, Thomas and David Hume, who all, who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1651
  • Alistair and David Hume, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1651 along with John, and Thomas
  • Alestre Hume, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hume Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Hume, who landed in Maryland in 1716 [1]
  • George Hume, who arrived in Virginia in 1720 [1]
  • Sophia Hume, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747-1748 [1]
  • John Hume, who settled in Georgia in 1775
  • Robert Hume, who arrived in America in 1795 [1]
Hume Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Hume, who landed in New York in 1801 [1]
  • Thomas Hume, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • William Hume, aged 40, who arrived in Tennessee in 1812 [1]
  • Alexander Hume, who arrived in New York in 1824 [1]
  • Walter Hume, who arrived in America in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hume migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hume Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Alexander Hume, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Ely Hume U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. James Hume U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Loyal Artillery in Saint John in 1795 [2]
  • Mr. John Hume U.E. who settled in King's County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]

Hume migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hume Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • G. Hume, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Waterwitch" in 1849 [3]

Hume migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hume Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Peter Hume, who landed in Wairarapa, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Lady Lilford
  • Robert Hume, who landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
  • W Hume, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1845
  • Mr. John Hume, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Stately" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 1st June 1851 [4]
  • Robert Hume, aged 18, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hume (post 1700)

  • Cyril Hume (1900-1966), American Primetime Emmy Award nominated screenwriter who wrote for 29 films between 1924 and 1966
  • Donald Bruce Hume (1915-2001), American gold medalist rower at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Thomas Hubert Hume (b. 1953), American former Major League Baseball pitcher from Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Brigadier-General Edgar Erskine Hume (1889-1952), American Chief Surgeon US Far East Command (1949-1951) [5]
  • Brit Hume (b. 1943), American commentator and television journalist for Fox News
  • Kirsty Hume (b. 1976), Scottish model who has modeled for Dior, Givenchy, Chanel, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent and many more
  • Bobby Hume (1941-1997), Scottish professional footballer from Glasgow
  • Baron David Hume (1757-1838), Scottish advocate
  • William Sanderson "Billy" Hume (1935-1990), Scottish professional footballer
  • David Hume (1711-1776), Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hume family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Samuel Hume, British Ordinary Signalman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [6]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. James Hume, Irish Able-Bodied Seaman from Belfast, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in a collapsible [7]
  • Mr. Archie Hume, English Trimmer from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [7]
  • Mrs. Mary Agnes Hume, American 2nd Class passenger from Harrison, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [7]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. John Law Hume (d. 1912), aged 21, Scottish Violinist from Dumfries, Scotland who played aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [8]
  • Mr. John Law "Jock" Hume (d. 1912), aged 21, Scottish Second Class passenger from Dumfries, Scotland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [8]

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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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WATERWICH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Waterwitch.gif
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Edgar Hume. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hume/Edgar_Erskine/USA.html
  6. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  7. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  8. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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