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Hammes Name Meaning

Dutch: from an altered form of Hannes, a short form of the personal name Johannes (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Hammen, Harmes, Haimes, Lamme, Hemmes, Hamme, Haymes, Armes, Lammers

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Where is the Hammes family from?

You can see how Hammes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hammes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hammes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Hammes family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Hammes's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hammes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hammes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hammes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hammes. 22% of Hammes men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Hammes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hammes were Laborer and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Nurse
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hammes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hammes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 752 immigration records available for the last name Hammes. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hammes. For the veterans among your Hammes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hammes lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hammes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hammes in 1951 was 77, and 79 in 2004.

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