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Hammersley Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire): probably a habitational name from Ombersley (Worcestershire) which is recorded as Ambresley in the 12th century. Alternatively perhaps a nickname from a Middle English descendant of Old English hamor-slege ‘hammer blow’; compare sweord-slege ‘sword stroke’.

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


Similar surnames: Haverly, Hattersley, Ackerley, Homesley, Horsley, Hensley, Tankersley

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Where is the Hammersley family from?

You can see how Hammersley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hammersley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hammersley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 373 Hammersley families living in Staffordshire. This was about 35% of all the recorded Hammersley's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Hammersley families in 1891.
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What did your Hammersley 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 Hammersley. 16% of Hammersley men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Hammersley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hammersley were Colliery Hewer and Housewife. .

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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
    16%
  • Insurance Agent
    7%
  • Dairy Farmer
    5%
  • Colliery Hewer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Hammersley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hammersley 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 Hammersley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hammersley. For the veterans among your Hammersley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hammersley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hammersley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Hammersley in 1943 was 22, and 81 in 2004.

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