Hamill Family History

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Hamill Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Haineville or Henneville in Manche, France, named from the Germanic personal name Hagano + Old French ville ‘settlement’. English (Yorkshire): nickname for a scarred or maimed person, from Middle English, Old English hamel ‘mutilated’, ‘crooked’. Irish (Ulster): according to MacLysaght, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁdhmaill ‘descendant of Ádhmall’, which he derives from ádhmall ‘active’.

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

Similar surnames: Hall, Hamel, Havill, Hill, Mill, Hambly, Hamiel, Cavill, Cahill

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Hamill Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hamill name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hamill. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Hamill Family Origin

Where is the Hamill family from?

Hamill Family Occupations

What did your Hamill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hamill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Hamill's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hamill. A less common occupation for the Hamill family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Hamill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Hamill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Hamill. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hamill. For the veterans among your Hamill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hamill Life Expectancy

What is the average Hamill lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hamill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hamill in 1943 was 18, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hamill 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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