John Hammond

Brief Life History of John

When John Hammond was born on 10 May 1776, in Tolland, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, James Hammond, was 20 and his mother, Jemima Soule, was 21.

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James Hammond
Jemima Soule
Ira Hammond
Ira Hammond
John Hammond
Ruth Hammond
Huldah Hammond
James A. Hammond
Polly Hammond
Orin Hammond

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  • John Hammond, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • John Hammond, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • John Hammond, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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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