First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Flat-topped hill
First name variations: Hamel, Hamelton, Hamil, Hamell, Hammill, Hamiltyn, Hamylton, Hamilton
Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Haineville
or Henneville in Manche, France, named from the Germanic personal name
Hagano + Old French ville ‘settlement’.
- English (Yorkshire): nickname for a scarred or maimed person, from
Middle English, Old English hamel ‘mutilated’, ‘crooked’.
- Irish (Ulster): according to MacLysaght, a shortened Anglicized
form of Gaelic Ó hÁdhmaill ‘descendant of
Ádhmall’, which he derives from ádhmall ‘active’.
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