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Hummer Name Meaning

German (Frisian): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hugi ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + mari ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Hemmer, Huger, Kummer, Harmer, Huffer, Hommer, Homme, Hilmer, Hammer

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Where is the Hummer family from?

You can see how Hummer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hummer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hummer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Hummer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 37% of all the recorded Hummer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hummer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hummer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hummer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hummer. 14% of Hummer men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Hummer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hummer were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    9%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Hummer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hummer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hummer. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hummer. For the veterans among your Hummer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hummer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hummer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Hummer in 1952 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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