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Hammill Family History

Hammill Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Hamill .

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


Similar surnames: Hammell, Hammel, Hamell, Gammill, Hamill, Harrill, Hammitt, Harvill

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Where is the Hammill family from?

You can see how Hammill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hammill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hammill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 113 Hammill families living in Yorkshire. This was about 38% of all the recorded Hammill's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hammill families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hammill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hammill 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 Hammill. 24% of Hammill men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Hammill women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hammill were Farmer and Cotton Weaver. .

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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
    24%
  • Incapacitated
    18%
  • Colliery Hewer
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Housewife Unpaid Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Cotton Weaver
    2%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Hammill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hammill 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 Hammill. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hammill. For the veterans among your Hammill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hammill lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hammill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Hammill in 1945 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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