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Hammett Family History

Hammett Name Meaning

English (southwestern England especialy Devon): from the Middle English personal name Hamet a pet form of ancient Germanic Hamo (see Hammond ).

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


Similar surnames: Hamlett, Haskett, Hallett, Hackett, Emmett, Hammen, Hassett, Haylett

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Where is the Hammett family from?

You can see how Hammett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hammett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hammett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 496 Hammett families living in Devon. This was about 39% of all the recorded Hammett's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Hammett families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hammett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hammett 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 Hammett. 12% of Hammett men worked as a Farmer and 71% of Hammett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hammett were Plumber and Domestic Duties. .

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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
    12%
  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    8%
  • Plumber
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
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What Hammett family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Hammett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hammett 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hammett. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Hammett. For the veterans among your Hammett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hammett lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hammett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hammett in 1951 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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