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Early Origins of the Hymes family

The surname Hymes was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Armathwaite from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings.

Early History of the Hymes family

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Hymes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Highmore, Hyghmore, Hymore, Highmoor, Hymoor, Hyghmoor, Highmoore, Hyghmoore, Hymoore, Highmour, Hyghmoure, Hymour, Hymer, Highmer and many more.

Early Notables of the Hymes family

Notable amongst the family at this time was Nathaniel Highmore (1613-1685), English physician, son of Nathaniel Highmore, Rector of Candel-Purse, Dorsetshire, born at Fordingbridge, Hampshire, on 6 February 1613. [1] Thomas Highmore (d. 1720), was Serjeant-Painter, the son of Abraham Highmore, and cousin of Nathaniel Highmore, M.D. [q. v.] He was created Serjeant-Painter to William III. [1] Joseph Highmore (1692-1780), was an English painter, third son of Edward Highmore, a...
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Hymes Ranking

In the United States, the name Hymes is the 12,202nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Australia Hymes migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hymes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Richard Hymes, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hymes (post 1700) +

  • John Hymes, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Barry, Maryland, 1835-51 [4]

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from on Facebook