Hamer Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Hamer, from Old English hamor ‘rock’, ‘crag’. English: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a smith or for a maker or seller of hammers, Middle English hamer (Old English hamor), or a habitational name for someone living at an inn or shop distinguished by the sign of a hammer. Dutch: from hamer ‘hammer’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of hammers or a user of a hammer, for example a blacksmith. Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: variant spelling of Hammer. Slovenian: variant spelling of German Hammer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hammer, Hamel, Hayer, Haver, Hager, Homer, Haler, Haber, Kamer

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Hamer Family Origin

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Hamer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Stove Mountes

    25%

In 1881, Farmer and Stove Mountes were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hamer. The most common Hamer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Hamer's were Farmers.

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Hamer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Hamer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hamer in 1948 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hamer

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