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The ancestors of the Hyams surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in or beside an enclosed region. The surname Hyams originally derived from the Old English word hegham which referred to an enclosed dwelling.

Hyams Early Origins



The surname Hyams was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hyams Spelling Variations


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Hyams Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hyams include Hyam, Hyams, Hygham, Hyham, Higham, Highams and many more.

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Hyams Early History


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Hyams Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hyams research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1560, 1495, 1571, 1554, 1555, 1568, 1634 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Hyams History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hyams Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hyams Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Clement Higham, (also Heigham), of Barrow Hall, Suffolk, (1495-1571), a Member of Parliament, Speaker of the House of Commons (1554-1555), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hyams 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hyams Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Emanuel Hyams arrived in Pennsylvania 1773
  • Emanuel Hyams, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Hyams Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hyams, aged 21, landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • Mordecai Hyams, aged 21, arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • Catherine Hyams, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1831
  • Alfred Hyams, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875

Hyams Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Hyams, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Eliza Hyams, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Emma Hyams, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Elizabeth Hyams arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849
  • Emma Hyams arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hyams (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hyams (post 1700)



  • Samuel S. Hyams, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 23rd District, 1935; Candidate for New York State Senate, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1952, 1956
  • Harry John Hyams (1928-2015), British millionaire and real estate developer of the Centre Point office building in London

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Hyams Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Hyams Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hyams 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.

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