Hammerschmidt Family History

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Hammerschmidt Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a smith or for the owner of a forge, from Middle High German hamer ‘hammer’ + smit ‘smith’, German Hammer + Schmidt.

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

Similar surnames: Messerschmidt, Hammerstein, Schmidt, Goldschmidt, Reinschmidt

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Hammerschmidt Family Origin

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Hammerschmidt Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hammerschmidt family was Musician. The most common Hammerschmidt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Hammerschmidt's were Farmers. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Harness Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hammerschmidt.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Harness Maker

  • Musician


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Hammerschmidt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hammerschmidt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hammerschmidt 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 986 immigration records available for the last name Hammerschmidt. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hammerschmidt. For the veterans among your Hammerschmidt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hammerschmidt Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hammerschmidt 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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