Hamill/Hammill is a very common name in and around Co. Antrim. In the 1901 Irish census there were 2275 of them, with 42 named Robert and 83 named William. If you don’t know where in Antrim the family originated it would be hard to know whether you had found the right family or not. An additional problem is that very few churches have records for the 1700s. So even if you do find where the family lived there may not be any record of them to search.
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ElwynTuesday 26th March 2019, 09:04AM
Thank you, Elwyn. It doesn't sound hopeful. It is so interesting that it is a common name there! In my family it is a middle name that has been passed down for about 5 generations and it was only a year or so ago that I found that it was the surname of my GGGG-grandmother. It is that uncommon here!
Thanks for responding.
DebJCoonWednesday 3rd April 2019, 02:05AM