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Hamlett Family History

Hamlett Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): from the Norman personal name Hamelet, a double diminutive of the personal name Haimo (see Hammond).

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


Similar surnames: Hammett, Hallett, Barlett, Hamlin, Hazlett, Hewlett, Parlett, Hackett

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Where is the Hamlett family from?

You can see how Hamlett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamlett family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hamlett families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Hamlett families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Hamlett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hamlett families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamlett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamlett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hamlett. 29% of Hamlett men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hamlett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamlett were Carpenter and Saleslady.

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Saleslady
    6%
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What Hamlett family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Hamlett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamlett 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 Hamlett. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hamlett. For the veterans among your Hamlett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamlett lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hamlett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hamlett in 1947 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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