Hume Family History

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Date: About 1200
Location: England, Scotland, USAmap
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Alternate Spellings

Other spellings include Holmes, Hulm, Hulme and Home.

Origins of the Surname Hume

It is an English and Scottish surname. It refers to meadow lands near or surrounded by water, grassy plains; sometimes an island.

In the Danish form; "hulm" or "holmr" its meaning is a small island or piece of flat land surrounded by streams.

In 1200 England, the surname "de Hulm" was used in Lancashire.

In Berwickshire County the surname is written "Home".

It is spelled "Hume" in Scotland.

"Hulme" is in Lancashire, Cheshire, Essex and Staffordshire counties.

In the USA, the surname Hume is often found in Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, California, Kentucky and New York.

Famous and Creative Humes

  • Walter Reginald Hume (1873-1943) was an inventor and entrepreneur n Australia. He founded Humes' Patent Cement Iron Syndicate Ltd to develop his revolutionary centrifugal process for the manufacture of steel reinforced concrete pipes.
  • Hodgen Holmes (ca. 1770-1835) from South Carolina developed the sawtooth gin for the removal of seeds from cotton, but missed the opportunity to patent the cotton gin because of Eli Whitney.

Towns with Name Hulme

  • Hulme, Manchester, Lancaster, England. Hulme is surrounded by water on three sides (the River Irwell, the Medlock and the Cornbrook). Its population had a great explorion during the 19th century with the Industrial Revolution, only it did hurt the people living there with all the factories, long labor hours, crime, slums and dirt. It wasn't until the 1960s did conditions improve with many of the old housing and factories cleared out and new ones built.

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My Email is cfmunoz12@msn.comFor the John Hume Message.I am a descendant of John Hume. My branch came through Canada. While the other branch came to the United States. If anybody has information on this line let me know
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