Hamel Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: variant spelling of Hamill. French: topographic name for someone who lived and worked at an outlying farm dependent on the main village, Old French hamel (a diminutive from a Germanic element cognate with Old English ham ‘homestead’). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Hamlin, German Hameln, Yiddish Haml, where the Hamel river empties into the Weser. The name of the river probably derives from the Germanic element ham ‘water meadow’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle Dutch hamel ‘wether’, ‘castrated ram’.

List of People with Surname Hamel

Based on our public records, there are a total of 4,217 people with the surname Hamel. Among these people surnamed Hamel, there are approximately 666 distinct names, with an average of 6 people who share the same name. Robert Hamel, Barbara Hamel and Charles Hamel are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Hamel, with 45, 37 and 37 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that Massachusetts has the most people surnamed Hamel, with a total of 592 people, and there are a total of 299 distinct names among these people. Florida is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hamel, with a total of 435 people and an average of 270 distinct names.