Early Origins of the Hummerston family
The surname Hummerston was first found in Lincolnshire
at Humberston, a large sea coast village and civil parish to the south of Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire
. The village takes its name from a large boulder, the Humber Stone, which can still be seen at the entrance to the village library. The village dates back to the Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where is was recorded as Humbrestone and literally meant "place by the boundary stone in the River Humber" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Humberston, held by Ivo Tailbois, chief tenant
who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
Early History of the Hummerston family
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Hummerston Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Humberston, Humerston, Humberstone, Humblestone, Humbleston, Hummerston, Hummerstone, Humerston, Humerstone, Hunbertson, Hubertson, Humberson, Humerston, Humberstone, Umberston, Umberstone and many more.
Early Notables of the Hummerston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hummerston family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hummerston or a variant listed above: John Humberston, who arrived in Maryland in 1661; Henry Humberstone, who arrived in New Haven, CT between the years 1620-1650; as well as John Humberstone Sr., who was recorded in the census of Ontario of 1871..
Contemporary Notables of the name Hummerston (post 1700)
- Florence Ellen Hummerston (1889-1983), née Hayman, an Australian politician, City of Perth Councillor (1951-1969)