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Hameson Family History

Hameson 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: Hampson, Jameson, Hamson, Samson, Hampton, Hasson, Hanson, Sampson

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Where is the Hameson family from?

You can see how Hameson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hameson family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Hameson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1871 there was 1 Hameson family living in Renfrewshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Hameson's in Scotland. Renfrewshire had the highest population of Hameson families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hameson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hameson ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hameson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 108 census records available for the last name Hameson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hameson 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 37 immigration records available for the last name Hameson. 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 8 military records available for the last name Hameson. For the veterans among your Hameson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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