Hamm Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Old English hamm, denoting a patch of flat, low-lying alluvial land beside a stream (often a promontory or water meadow in a river bend), or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word, for example in Gloucestershire, Greater London, Kent, Somerset, and Wiltshire. German: topographic name for someone who lived on land in a river bend, Old High German ham (see 1 above). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Hamm, a city in Westphalia.

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


Similar surnames: Ramm, Camm, Lamm, Hammer, Ham, Hamel, Hall, Hamme, Kamm, Baum

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Hamm Family Origin

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Hamm Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hamm. The most common Hamm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Hamm's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hamm family was Farming.

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Hamm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hamm in 1944 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hamm

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