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Hames Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hames Hall in Papcastle, Cumbria, named from the plural of northern Middle English hame ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Hamel, Hamer, Hayes, Ames, Thames, James, Hales, Eames, Game, Haymes

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Where is the Hames family from?

You can see how Hames families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hames family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hames families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Hames families living in Georgia. This was about 19% of all the recorded Hames's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Hames families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hames surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hames ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hames. 20% of Hames men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hames women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hames were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Hames. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hames 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hames. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hames. For the veterans among your Hames ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hames lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hames life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hames in 1945 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

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