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Hemming Family History

Hemming Name Meaning

English Scottish and Swedish: from the Old Norse personal name Hemingr Hem(m)ing of uncertain origin but apparently related to Old Norse hemingr ‘skin of the shanks (hind legs of an animal)’. German: patronymic from Hemme

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

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

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Where is the Hemming family from?

You can see how Hemming families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hemming family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hemming families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Hemming families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Hemming's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hemming families in 1840.
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What did your Hemming ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hemming. 19% of Hemming men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Hemming women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hemming were Proprietor and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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