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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. SW.

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

624,784 Historical Documents with Hamlin on Ancestry.com
121,158 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,260 Military Records
7,463 Immigration Records
107,222 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Hamlin Families

  • Number of Hamlin families
     141 - 279
     48 - 140
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hamlin families
     86 - 169
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hamlin families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hamlin Family Origin

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Hamlin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hamlin

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Hamlin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hamlin census records

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Hamlin Civil War Service Records

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