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Hamling family page

There is some confusion between this name and Hamelin, but we believe that they are distinct surnames, probably with different origins, and although centuries back Hamling was a Norman name, it came to Jersey from the West Country whereas Hamelin came from France


The 1815 baptism record of George Hamline in St Helier

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Origins of surname

This is an English West Country name with Norman French orgins. It is derived from the Norman personal name Hamon (also now a surname).

Early records

The name has been present in Jersey since 1814, but there is confusion between the St Helier marriage and baptism records. George Hamling and Elizabeth Hayter were married in the parish in 1814, but the baptism register shows eight children of 'George and Edith' from 1815 onwards.

The 1841 census, never the most accurate of sources, shows the couple as George and Eliza.

At the same time (between 1815 and 1831) John Hamling and his wife Margaret had eleven children baptised in St Helier. As the tree below shows, we have now satisfied ourselves that John and George Hamling were brothers.


  • Hamlin
  • Hamling
  • Hamelin, from France, not England, with a different derivation, and treated as a separate family

Family records


Family trees


Births and baptisms


Great War service

  • Arthur George Spencer Hamling (1895- ) (St H) son of John and Jane, Sapper, Canadian Engineers


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Hamling family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • George Hamling of Wellawatta, First Tower - 14 March 1928, D/Y/A/88
  • John Hamling, 2 Les Vaux Villas, Town Mills 14 September 1917 - 21 November 1925, D/Y/A/85
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