The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Hummle family. Hummle is a local
name. Hummle is a name for someone who lived in Bavaria
from very early times.
Early Origins of the Hummle family
The surname Hummle 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.
Early History of the Hummle family
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Hummle Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in 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 Hummle include Hummel, Humel, Hummell, Humell, Hummle, Humle and others.
Early Notables of the Hummle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hummle family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Hummles to arrive in North America, and among them were: 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.