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Hammer Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Hammer Families

  • Number of Hammer families
     182 - 362
     61 - 181
     1 - 60
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hammer families
     24 - 46
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hammer families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hammer Family Origin

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Hammer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hammer

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Hammer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hammer census records

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Hammer Civil War Service Records

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