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Hamar Family History

Hamar Name Meaning

Hungarian: nickname from the adjective hamar ‘fast’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Hamar from Old Norse hamarr ‘hammer’ denoting a hammer-shaped cliff or crag. English (Shropshire and Lancashire): variant of Hamer .

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

Similar surnames: Hammar, Hamer, Haga, Lamar, Haar, Hamm, Jamar, Hoar, Hammer, Paar

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Where is the Hamar family from?

You can see how Hamar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hamar families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 110 Hamar families living in Shropshire. This was about 41% of all the recorded Hamar's in United Kingdom. Shropshire had the highest population of Hamar families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamar ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hamar. 100% of Hamar men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hamar women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Domestic Service
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hamar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamar 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 725 immigration records available for the last name Hamar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 667 military records available for the last name Hamar. For the veterans among your Hamar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamar lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hamar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hamar in 1962 was 75, and 86 in 2004.

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