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Hamill Family History

Hamill Name Meaning
Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Haineville or Henneville in Manche, France, named from the Germanic personal name Hagano + Old French ville ‘settlement’.English (Yorkshire): nickname for a scarred or maimed person, from Middle English, Old English hamel ‘mutilated’, ‘crooked’.Irish (Ulster): according to MacLysaght, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁdhmaill ‘descendant of Ádhmall’, which he derives from ádhmall ‘active’.

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

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Name Distribution of Hamill Families

  • Number of Hamill families
     63 - 124
     22 - 62
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hamill families
     81 - 159
     28 - 80
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hamill families
     115 - 227
     39 - 114
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hamill Family Origin

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Hamill Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hamill

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Hamill Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Hamill Civil War Service Records

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