Hamar Family History

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Hamar Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from several farmsteads named Hamar, from Old Norse hamarr ‘hammer’, denoting a hammer-shaped cliff or crag.

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


Similar surnames: Hammar, Hamer, Haga, Lamar, Haar, Hamm, Jamar, Hoar, Hammer, Paar

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Hamar Family Origin

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Hamar Family Occupations

What did your Hamar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hamar family was Hotel Keeper. Farmer, Brick Layer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hamar. The most common Hamar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Hamar's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Brick Layer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Hotel Keeper

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hamar ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hamar Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Hamar

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Hamar. 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 Card

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

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Hamar Life Expectancy

What is the average Hamar lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hamar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hamar in 1962 was 75, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hamar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hamar ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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