Art by Betmatrho in this Red-Thread Genealogy section for the 'Lost Tribes of Israel' may be freely used for personal use.
Coat of Arms: A red shield with three ermine cinquefoils.
[Cinquefoil, Cinqfoil or Quinterfoil. Five leaved grass]
Crest: A green tree with a saw cutting through it.
Spelling variations include: Hamilton, Hamelton, Hameldon, Hamildon, Hamylton, Hambleton
Hamilton family originally lived in the village of Hamilton, or
Hameldune, near Barkby in the county of Leicestershire, before
migrating to Scotland.
Hamel indicates blunt, flat-topped, or crooked; and dun, means hill.
In Old English "hamel dun" meant "bare hill" and there were a number of places in England with names derived from these words. Walter de Hameldone, owned property in near Paisley in Renfrewshire in 1294.
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest click here
Sample Coat of Arms - Full
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