Hanmer Family History

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Hanmer Name Meaning

Welsh: habitational name from a place in Flintshire (now part of Clwyd), named with the Old English personal name Hagena + mere ‘lake’, ‘pond’.

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

Similar surnames: Harmer, Hamer, Hanger, Hammer, Hanley, Haner, Balmer, Mander, Hamel

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Hanmer Family Origin

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Hanmer Family Occupations

What did your Hanmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hanmer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Hanmer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hanmer family was Carpenter. Farmer, School and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hanmer.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Hotel Keeper

  • Carpenter


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

Hanmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hanmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanmer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hanmer. For the veterans among your Hanmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hanmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Hanmer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Hanmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Hanmer in 1956 was 53, and 89 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hanmer 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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