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Hammerschmidt Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a smith or for the owner of a forge from Middle High German hamer ‘hammer’ + smit ‘smith’ German Hammer + Schmidt.

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

Similar surnames: Messerschmidt, Hammerstein, Schmidt, Goldschmidt, Reinschmidt

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Where is the Hammerschmidt family from?

You can see how Hammerschmidt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hammerschmidt family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hammerschmidt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 28 Hammerschmidt families living in Illinois. This was about 41% of all the recorded Hammerschmidt's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Hammerschmidt families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hammerschmidt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hammerschmidt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hammerschmidt. 23% of Hammerschmidt men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Hammerschmidt women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hammerschmidt were Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Salesman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hammerschmidt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hammerschmidt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 986 immigration records available for the last name Hammerschmidt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hammerschmidt. For the veterans among your Hammerschmidt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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