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Where did the English Hamand family come from? What is the English Hamand family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hamand family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hamand family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Hamand comes from Hamon, an Old French personal name brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hamand were recorded, including Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamand research. Another 265 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1209, 1st , 1647, 1579, 1605, 1660, 1630, 1681, 1672, 1716, 1621, 1654 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Hamand History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 195 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hamand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hamand family emigrate to North America: Daniel Hammond settled in Bermuda in 1635; Elizabeth Hammond and her husband settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630 with their four children; Henry Hammond arrived in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1774.
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
The Hamand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamand 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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