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Hamdorf Family History

Hamdorf Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Handorf, Kasdorf, Waldorf, Holdorf, Batdorf, Hamor, Hadorn, Hamer

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Where is the Hamdorf family from?

You can see how Hamdorf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamdorf family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Hamdorf families were found in USA in 1920. In 1871 there were 2 Hamdorf families living in Fife. This was 100% of all the recorded Hamdorf's in Scotland. Fife had the highest population of Hamdorf families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamdorf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamdorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hamdorf. 67% of Hamdorf men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hamdorf women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamdorf were Truck Driver and Helper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Helper
    50%
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What Hamdorf family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hamdorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamdorf 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 203 immigration records available for the last name Hamdorf. 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 177 military records available for the last name Hamdorf. For the veterans among your Hamdorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamdorf lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Hamdorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hamdorf in 1962 was 83, and 80 in 2003.

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