John Hammond

Brief Life History of John

When John Hammond was born on 3 July 1714, in Kittery, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Hammond, was 36 and his mother, Hannah Storer, was 34. He married Hannah Littlefield on 14 December 1738, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kittery, York, Maine, United States in 1714. He died on 18 January 1759, in Eliot, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 44.

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John Hammond
Hannah Littlefield
Marriage: 14 December 1738
William Hammond
John Hammond
Elizabeth Hammond
Abigail Hammond
Joseph Hammond
Mary Hammond

Sources (13)

  • John Hamond, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • John Hammond and Hannah Littlefield, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907" Kittery, Marriage Intention
  • John Hammond, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English, Old French personal name Ha(i)mon, the oblique case form of the ancient Germanic Ha(i)mo, a short form of various compound names beginning with haim ‘home’. It frequently developed excrescent -d, giving Hamond, Haimund, and Hawmond. Alternatively, the name could derive from the Middle English personal name Hamund (Old Norse Hámundr, composed of the elements hár ‘high’ + mund ‘protection’), which may have been used in Normandy and in 12th-century eastern England, but the former explanation is more likely. The surname was sometimes confused with Almond and Ammon .

English: in the Bradford area of Yorkshire, the name is a shortened form of Ormondroyd, formerly Hamondesrode, from a lost place in Birstall (Yorkshire), named with the Middle English (Old French) personal name Hamon (1 above) + Middle English roid, a southern Yorkshire pronunciation of Old English rod ‘clearing’.

Irish: generally an importation from England, but occasionally an adopted name for Mac Ámoinn, see McCammon .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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