Hamlin Family History

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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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Hamlin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hamlin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hamlin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Hamlin Family Origin

Where is the Hamlin family from?

Hamlin Family Occupations

What did your Hamlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hamlin. A less common occupation for the Hamlin family was Labourer. The most common Hamlin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 12% of Hamlin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farmer Son

  • Labourer


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

Hamlin Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Hamlin Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hamlin 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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