Hummel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Hummel family. The Hummel surname evolved as a local name. It is a name for a family that lived in Bavaria from very early times.

Early Origins of the Hummel family

The surname Hummel was first found in 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.

Important Dates for the Hummel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hummel research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1817, 1778 and 1837 are included under the topic Early Hummel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hummel Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Hummel include Hummel, Humel, Hummell, Humell, Hummle, Humle and others.

Early Notables of the Hummel family (pre 1700)

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Hummel migration to the United States

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hummel or a variant listed above:

Hummel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hermann Hummel, who arrived in New York in 1709-10
  • Herman Hummel, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Georg Hummel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Johann Adam Hummel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Adam Hummel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hummel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Hummel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Margaret Hummel, who arrived in Mississippi in 1820
  • Hannah Hummel, who settled in Georgia in 1840
  • Franziska Antoinette Hummel, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1847 [1]
  • Matthias Hummel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hummel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Joseph Hummel, who landed in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

Hummel migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hummel Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Christian Hummel, aged 26, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Dorothea Hummel, aged 60, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Gottlieb Hummel, aged 64, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Katharina Hummel, aged 22, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Margaretha Hummel, aged 21, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hummel (post 1700)

  • Mark Hummel (b. 1955), American blues harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter
  • John Edwin Hummel (1883-1959), American Major League Baseball player
  • Elizabeth Hummel (b. 1958), American singer-songwriter voted “Best Acoustic Artist” in 1995
  • Arthur William Hummel (1920-2001), American Ambassador to Pakistan (1977-1981) and the People's Republic of China (1981-85)
  • Fred P. Hummel, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 24th District, 1893 [2]
  • Edwin M. Hummel, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 27th District, 1897-1900 [2]
  • Edward J. Hummel, American Republican politician, Secretary of State of Ohio, 1943-49; Defeated in primary, 1924, 1926, 1938 [2]
  • Edward Hummel, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Schuylkill County, 1883-84 [2]
  • Doris Hummel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1980 [2]
  • Don Hummel, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Tucson, Arizona, 1956-60; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1956 [2]
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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