Hemming Family History

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Hemming Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands), Scottish, and Swedish: from the Old Norse personal name Hemingr, of uncertain origin, apparently related to hemingr ‘skin on the hind legs of an animal’. German (Frisian): patronymic from Hemme 1. French: habitational name from Heming in Moselle.

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

Similar surnames: Henning, Demming, Helming, Cumming, Hedding, Helling, Herring

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Hemming Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hemming name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hemming. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Hemming Family Origin

Where is the Hemming family from?

Hemming Family Occupations

What did your Hemming ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hemming family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hemming. The most common Hemming occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Hemming's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cooper

  • Farming


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

Hemming Historical Records

What Hemming family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Hemming. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hemming 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Hemming. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hemming. For the veterans among your Hemming ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hemming Life Expectancy

What is the average Hemming lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Hemming life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hemming in 1960 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hemming 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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