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Hammersmith Family History

Hammersmith Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hammerschmidt .

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


Similar surnames: Hockensmith, Coopersmith, Kupersmith, Clinesmith, Haverstick

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Where is the Hammersmith family from?

You can see how Hammersmith families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hammersmith family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hammersmith families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Hammersmith families living in London. This was about 83% of all the recorded Hammersmith's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hammersmith families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hammersmith surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hammersmith ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hammersmith. 34% of Hammersmith men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Hammersmith women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hammersmith were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
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What Hammersmith family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hammersmith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hammersmith 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 332 immigration records available for the last name Hammersmith. 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 584 military records available for the last name Hammersmith. For the veterans among your Hammersmith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hammersmith lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hammersmith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Hammersmith in 1962 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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