McCammon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name McCammon are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from Hamon, an Old French personal name brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

"The name appears in Normandy during the following century as a surname, for Geoffrey, Ranulph, Waleran, Richard, and Stephen Hamon or Hammon are found on the Exchequer Rolls of the Duchy in 1180-98; and, as Hammond, became common in England. The last Abbot of Battle was a Hammond." [1]

Early Origins of the McCammon family

The surname McCammon was first found in Kent. The Roll of Battle Abbey reveals that two brothers, sons or grandsons of Hamon Dentatus accompanied the Conqueror in his Conquest. The first was Robert Fitz-Hamon, the renowned Conqueror of Glamorganshire and the second was Haimon, named in the Domesday Book as "Dapifer," for having received the office of Lord Steward for the King. The latter died issueless while the former had four daughters, three of which had conventual lives. [2]

The remaining daughter named Mabel married Robert Fitzroy, Earl of Gloucester. Hamon Dentatus had two other sons: Richard of Granville; and Creuquer who inherited the Barony of Chatham from Robert Fitz-Hamon and many of the Kentish estates of Hamon Dapifer. [2]

These estates were passed down to Haimon de Crévequer (died 1208) who had one son Robert Haimon. The latter joined the confederacy of Barons against Henry III., and as a consequence lost all his estates.

Later, West-Acre in Norfolk was home to a branch of the family. "It is the property of A. Hamond, Esq., whose seat here, High House, is a handsome mansion in the Italian style, finely situated in a well-wooded park. The church is partly in the early and partly in the later English style, with a square embattled tower, and contains the mausoleum of the Hamond family, and many beautiful monuments to several of its members." [3]

Early History of the McCammon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCammon research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1209, 1647, 1579, 1600, 1658, 1605, 1660, 1630, 1681, 1672, 1716, 1621, 1654, 1665 and are included under the topic Early McCammon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCammon Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. McCammon has been spelled many different ways, including Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.

Early Notables of the McCammon family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Matthew Hammond (died 1579) Unitarian ploughwright from Hetherset, Norfolk, who was executed for his beliefs; Thomas Hammond (c. 1600-1658), an officer in the New Model Army and a regicide; Henry Hammond (1605-1660), an English churchman; Thomas Hammond (1630-1681), an English-born merchant and landowner who settled in Norway, father of Sara Hammond...
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCammon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCammon Ranking

In the United States, the name McCammon is the 9,529th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [4]

Ireland Migration of the McCammon family to Ireland

Some of the McCammon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States McCammon migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first McCammons to arrive in North America:

McCammon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rose McCammon, who arrived in America in 1804 [5]
  • James S McCammon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [5]
  • John McCammon, who landed in Virginia in 1844 [5]
McCammon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Furman E. McCammon, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Southampton, England [6]
  • Bessie McCammon, aged 17, originally from Belfast, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Londonderry, Ireland [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name McCammon (post 1700) +

  • Robert "Bob" McCammon (1941-2021), Canadian professional ice hockey centre and an National Hockey League (NHL) and American Hockey League (AHL) head coach and general manager
  • Robert Rick McCammon (b. 1952), American novelist; he has had three New York Times bestsellers with around 5 million books in print
  • James Andrew McCammon (b. 1947), American physical chemist and professor at the University of California, San Diego
  • William Wallace McCammon (1838-1903), American soldier in the Union Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions
  • William McCammon, County Official Knoxsville, Tennessee
  • Mark Jason McCammon (b. 1978), English-born Barbadian international football striker
  • John McCammon, Irish inventor of an early safety bicycle in 1884
  • Morgan McCammon (1922-1999), Canadian lawyer and businessman, President of the Montreal Canadiens (1979-1982)
  • Edwin McCammon Martin Sr. (1908-2002), American diplomat who was ambassador to Argentina from 1964-1968

The McCammon Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per tot discrimina verun
Motto Translation: Through so many dangers

  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 2 of 3
  2. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch ( : 6 December 2014), Furman E. McCammon, 29 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch ( : 6 December 2014), Bessie McCammon, 26 Jun 1920; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). on Facebook