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Hamlin Family History

Hamlin Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): from the Norman personal name Ham(b)lin, Hamelin, a double diminutive of Haimo (see Hammond). This was the name of a prominent family in County Meath in Ireland in the 13th–18th centuries, but is now rare there. Variant of French Hamelin.

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


Similar surnames: Harlin, Hallin, Havlin, Hamlyn, Hamlen, Hamblin, Gamlin, Haskin

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Where is the Hamlin family from?

You can see how Hamlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hamlin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 85 Hamlin families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Hamlin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hamlin families in 1911.
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What did your Hamlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hamlin. 25% of Hamlin men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Hamlin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamlin were Student and Housekeeper.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Student
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    38%
  • Servant
    38%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 111,000 census records available for the last name Hamlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamlin 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hamlin. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Hamlin. For the veterans among your Hamlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamlin lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hamlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hamlin in 1942 was 67, and 73 in 2004.

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