The name ‘Hammond’ originates from England. It is derived from the Norman personal name ‘Homo(n)’ (from the Germanic name ‘Haimo’, a short form of the various compound names with the first element ‘haim’ meaning home), with with excrescent -d. It is also from the from the Old Norman personal name ‘Hammudur’, composed of the elements ‘ha’ meaning high and ‘mund’ meaning protection. And from the Old Norman personal name ‘Amundr’, composed of the elements ‘a’ meaning great grandfather, ancestor and ‘mund’ meaning protection. Variant´s: ‘Ham(m)on’, ‘Hai(m)me’, ‘Oman’, ‘Omond’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Hammond’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Brande Hamund’, is recorded as being the Sheriff of London in 1203. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Thomas Hammond’, one of the first settlers in Hingh… Coat of arms: Azure, three doves proper between two chevronels or….
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