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Hamber Family History

Hamber Name Meaning

variant of Amber with prosthetic H-. variant of Hamer or Hammer with intrusive -b-. apparently also a variant of Humber (or vice versa).

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


Similar surnames: Hamer, Kamber, Hammer, Amber, Haber, Hamper, Hamner, Humber, Bamber

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Where is the Hamber family from?

You can see how Hamber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Hamber families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 28 Hamber families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Hamber's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hamber families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamber ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hamber. 100% of Hamber men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Hamber 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

  • General Labourer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    8%
  • Nil
    8%
  • Private Means
    8%
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What Hamber family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hamber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamber 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 814 immigration records available for the last name Hamber. 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 665 military records available for the last name Hamber. For the veterans among your Hamber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamber lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hamber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hamber in 1959 was 57, and 59 in 2004.

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