Bavaria. Humle is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria from very early times.
Early Origins of the Humle family
Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Early History of the Humle family
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Humle Spelling Variations
Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Humle include Hummel, Humel, Hummell, Humell, Hummle, Humle and others.
Early Notables of the Humle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Humle family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Humle or a variant listed above: Hermann Hummel, who arrived in New York in 1709-10; Johann Adam Hummel came to Philadelphia in 1732; as did Thomas Hummell in 1736; Hans Jacob Hummel in 1743.
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