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The ancient roots of the Hummell family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Hummell surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria from very early times.

Hummell Early Origins



The surname Hummell 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.

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Hummell Spelling Variations


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Hummell Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Hummell include Hummel, Humel, Hummell, Humell, Hummle, Humle and others.

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Hummell Early History


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Hummell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hummell research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1817, 1778 and 1837 are included under the topic Early Hummell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hummell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hummell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hummell 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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Hummell surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hummell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Hummell came to Philadelphia in 1736
  • John Gerhard Hummell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Elias Hummell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • Frederick Hummell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Jacob Hummell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hummell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hummell (post 1700)



  • Edward G. Hummell, American Republican politician, Chair of Camden County Republican Party, 1945
  • Bertold Hummell (1925-2002), German composer of modern classical music

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hummell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hummell 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 5 November 2015 at 08:55.

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