Hames Family History

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Hames Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hames Hall in Papcastle, Cumbria, named from the plural of northern Middle English hame ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Hamel, Hamer, Hayes, Ames, Thames, James, Hales, Eames, Game, Haymes

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Hames Family Origin

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Hames Family Occupations

What did your Hames ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hames. A less common occupation for the Hames family was Clergyman. The most common Hames occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Hames's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Student

  • Clergyman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hames ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hames Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Hames. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hames census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hames. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Hames. For the veterans among your Hames ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hames Life Expectancy

What is the average Hames lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hames life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hames in 1945 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hames

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hames ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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