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Hamill Family History

Hamill Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire): of Norman origin a habitational name from Haineville or Henneville in Manche France named from the ancient Germanic personal name Hagano + Old French ville ‘settlement’. English (Lancashire): nickname for a maimed person or someone with a distinctive scar from Middle English Old English hamel ‘mutilated scarred’. Irish (Ulster): according to MacLysaght a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁdhmaill ‘descendant of Ádhmall’ which he derives from ádhmall ‘active’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hall, Hamel, Havill, Hill, Mill, Hambly, Hamiel, Cavill, Cahill

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Where is the Hamill family from?

You can see how Hamill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hamill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 159 Hamill families living in Lancashire. This was about 52% of all the recorded Hamill's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hamill families in 1891.
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What did your Hamill 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 Hamill. 56% of Hamill men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Hamill women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamill were Medical Student and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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
  • Insurance Agent
  • Tailor
  • Medical Student

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Household Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Hamill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamill 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Hamill. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hamill. For the veterans among your Hamill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamill lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hamill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hamill in 1943 was 18, and 77 in 2004.

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