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Hammond Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English Old French personal name Ha(i)mon the oblique case form of the ancient Germanic Ha(i)mo a short form of various compound names beginning with haim ‘home’. It frequently developed excrescent -d giving Hamond Haimund and Hawmond. Alternatively the name could derive from the Middle English personal name Hamund (Old Norse Hámundr composed of the elements hár ‘high’ + mund ‘protection’) which may have been used in Normandy and in 12th-century eastern England but the former explanation is more likely. The surname was sometimes confused with Almond and Ammon . English: in the Bradford area of Yorkshire the name is a shortened form of Ormondroyd formerly Hamondesrode from a lost place in Birstall (Yorkshire) named with the Middle English (Old French) personal name Hamon (1 above) + Middle English roid a southern Yorkshire pronunciation of Old English rod ‘clearing’. Irish: generally an importation from England but occasionally an adopted name for Mac Ámoinn see McCammon .

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


Similar surnames: Haymond, Raymond, Gaumond, Hammen, Ammon, Aymond, Harmon, Ramson

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Where is the Hammond family from?

You can see how Hammond families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hammond family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hammond families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3,306 Hammond families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Hammond's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hammond families in 1891.
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What did your Hammond 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 Hammond. 7% of Hammond men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Hammond women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hammond were Bricklayer and Incapacitated. .

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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
    7%
  • Gardener
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Bricklayer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    64%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Passenger Lists

There are 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Hammond. 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 93,000 military records available for the last name Hammond. For the veterans among your Hammond ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hammond lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hammond life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hammond in 1941 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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