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Hamn Family History

Hamn Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Han, Ham, Hain, Hamm, Hahn, Hann, Haan, Haun, Hayn, Hamon

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Where is the Hamn family from?

You can see how Hamn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hamn families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Hamn families living in Lancashire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hamn's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hamn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hamn. 29% of Hamn men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Hamn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamn were Salesman and Maid. .

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Farm Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hamn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamn 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 213 immigration records available for the last name Hamn. 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 582 military records available for the last name Hamn. For the veterans among your Hamn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamn lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hamn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hamn in 1958 was 53, and 66 in 2004.

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