Meaning and Origin of: Hamill

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Flat-topped hill

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • 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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