Hamlyn Family History

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Hamlyn Name Meaning

English (Devon) and Irish: variant of Hamlin. Respelling of French Hamelin. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Anglicized form of Hamel.

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

Similar surnames: Hamlen, Hamlin, Havlin, Hamblin, Tamblyn, Hanlon, Amlin, Hanly, Hayn

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Hamlyn Family Origin

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Hamlyn Family Occupations

What did your Hamlyn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hamlyn. A less common occupation for the Hamlyn family was Blacksmith. The most common Hamlyn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Hamlyn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Black Smith

  • Blacksmith


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

Hamlyn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Hamlyn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamlyn 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hamlyn. 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 Hamlyn. For the veterans among your Hamlyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hamlyn Life Expectancy

What is the average Hamlyn lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hamlyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Hamlyn in 1958 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hamlyn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hamlyn 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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