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Hamlen Family History

Hamlen Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant spelling of Hamlin. Respelling of French Hamelin.

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


Similar surnames: Hamlyn, Hamlin, Hamley, Hamel, Hamblen, Hamlet, Hayles, Haden, Hatten

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Where is the Hamlen family from?

You can see how Hamlen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamlen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hamlen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Hamlen families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Hamlen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hamlen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamlen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hamlen. 17% of Hamlen men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Hamlen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamlen were Clerk and Beautician.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Secretary
    17%
  • Librarian
    17%
  • Beautician
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hamlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamlen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hamlen. 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 Cards

There are 588 military records available for the last name Hamlen. For the veterans among your Hamlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamlen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hamlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hamlen in 1955 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

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