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Hamstra Family History

Hamstra Name Meaning
Frisian: topographic name for someone living on a flood plain or water meadow, or land in a river bend, from a locative agent noun derived from Middle Low German ham ‘flood plain’. Compare Hamme.

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

13,687 Historical Documents with Hamstra on Ancestry.com
6,044 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
101 Military Records
564 Immigration Records
1,215 Census and Voter Lists
5,763 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hamstra Families

  • Number of Hamstra families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hamstra last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hamstra last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hamstra census records

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Hamstra Family Origin

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Hamstra Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hamstra

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Hamstra Family Occupations

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Military Service by Hamstra

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