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Hanmer Name Meaning

Welsh: habitational name from Hanmer (Flintshire) named with the Old English personal name Hagena + Old English mere ‘lake pond’. A daughter of Sir David Hanmer a Welsh judge in the 14th century was married to the Welsh ruler Owen Glendower who led the revolt against Henry IV's rule in Wales. English: habitational name from Anmer (Norfolk) from Old English æned ‘duck’ + mere ‘lake pond’.

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

Similar surnames: Harmer, Hamer, Hanger, Hammer, Hanley, Haner, Balmer, Mander, Hamel

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Where is the Hanmer family from?

You can see how Hanmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanmer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Hanmer families living in Connecticut. This was about 35% of all the recorded Hanmer's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Hanmer families in 1840.
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What did your Hanmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hanmer. 28% of Hanmer men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Hanmer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanmer were Electrician and Cook. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Electrician

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Cook
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanmer. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hanmer. For the veterans among your Hanmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanmer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Hanmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Hanmer in 1956 was 53, and 89 in 2004.

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