Hamer Family History
Hamer Name Meaning
English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Rochdale Lancashire named Hamer from Old English hamor ‘cliff’. English (of Norman origin): variant of Amer 3 with prosthetic H-. Dutch: from hamer ‘hammer’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of hammers or a user of a hammer for example a blacksmith. Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: variant of Hammer . Slovenian and Croatian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from German Hammer or from the colloquial loanword hamer ‘hammer’. Compare Dutch name above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022