Hammer Family History

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Hammer Name Meaning

German, English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German hamer, Yiddish hamer, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or nickname for a forceful person. English and German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of flat, low-lying alluvial land beside a stream, Old English hamm, Old High German ham (see Hamm) + the English and German agent suffix -er. Norwegian: variant of Hamar.

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


Similar surnames: Hamer, Hamm, Hammel, Sommer, Hader, Kammer, Ammer, Hamper, Kummer

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Hammer Family Origin

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Hammer Family Occupations

What did your Hammer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hammer. 37% of Hammer men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Hammer women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hammer were Carpenter and Farmer Manager

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Farmers Son
    12%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
    22%
  • Domestic
    15%
  • Embosser
    8%
  • Farmer Manager
    8%

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

Hammer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Hammer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hammer 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Hammer. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Hammer. For the veterans among your Hammer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hammer Life Expectancy

What is the average Hammer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hammer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hammer in 1944 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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