My Fifth Great Grandfather, William Hammell, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

William Hammell, Sr.

Birth: 1768
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Death: Sept. 7, 1816
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA 

Married Catherine Peavy, also spelled Peevey, Pavey, and Povey, on 17 October 1791 in Trinity Church Parish, New York, New York.

Catherine Peavy was born in 1776 in Stoke Damerel, Devonshire, England, and christened on 11 September 1776 there.

Father of William and Eli Hammell (total number of children unknown- unable to locate any records of).

Grandfather of Maria “Mary” A. Hammell (Linderman), my third great maternal grandmother.

Manhattan, New York

This unusual name has two possible origins, the first of which is Scottish but is ultimately of Norman origin, and is a locational surname from the place called “Haineville” or “Henneville” in Manche.
The place name derives from the Germanic personal name “Hagano”, which means “hawthorn” and was originally a nickname, found in Medieval England as “Hain” and “Heyne”, with the Old French word “ville”, meaning settlement, village.
The surname as Ham(m)ill and Hom(m)ill was most commonly found in the area known as “Roughwood” in Ayshire. The second origin is from an Anglo-Saxon nickname for a scarred or marred person, from the Old English pre 7th “hamel” meaning “scarred, mutilated”. On February 10th 1670, Leonard, son of Leonard and Elizabeth Hammell, were married in St. Giles Cripplegate, London.
The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Hameville, which was dated circa 1194, in the Records of Holm Cultram, during the reign of King William of Scotland, known as “The Lion”, 1165 – 1214. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation.
In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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William Hamill
United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps
Name William Hamill
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 14 May 1811
Event Place United States

name:Willm Hammell
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death date:07 Sep 1816
death place:New York, New York
birth date:1768
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indexing project (batch) number:B05590-5
system origin:New York-EASy
source film number:447544
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Citing this Record
“New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 Dec 2012), Willm Hammell, 1768; citing reference , FHL microfilm 447544.

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Catherine Peavy Hammell (1776 – 1811)

William Hammell (1792 – 1857)
Eli Hammell (1795 – 1837)

Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: May 15, 2013
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