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Hammer Name Meaning

German, English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German hamer, Yiddish hamer, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or nickname for a forceful person. English and German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of flat, low-lying alluvial land beside a stream, Old English hamm, Old High German ham (see Hamm) + the English and German agent suffix -er. Norwegian: variant of Hamar.

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


Similar surnames: Hamer, Hamm, Hammel, Sommer, Hader, Kammer, Ammer, Hamper, Kummer

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Hammer Family Origin

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Hammer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hammer family was Carpenter. The most common Hammer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Hammer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hammer.

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Hammer Historical Records

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Hammer Life Expectancy

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