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Hamlyn Family History

Hamlyn Name Meaning

English (Devon): variant of Hamlin . Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Hamburger .

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


Similar surnames: Hamlen, Hamlin, Havlin, Hamblin, Tamblyn, Hanlon, Amlin, Hanly, Hayn

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Where is the Hamlyn family from?

You can see how Hamlyn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamlyn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hamlyn families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 460 Hamlyn families living in Devon. This was about 60% of all the recorded Hamlyn's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Hamlyn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamlyn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamlyn 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 Hamlyn. 21% of Hamlyn men worked as a Farmer and 75% of Hamlyn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamlyn were Company Secretary 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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Chartered Accountant
    7%
  • Company Secretary
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Hamlyn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamlyn 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hamlyn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hamlyn. For the veterans among your Hamlyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamlyn lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hamlyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Hamlyn in 1958 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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