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Hamner Name Meaning

Welsh: metathesized form of Hanmer a habitational name from Hanmer in Flintshire. This name is found primarily in Lancashire and Cheshire in England. Swedish (also Hamnér): ornamental name from hamn ‘harbor’ + the suffix -er (from German) or -ér (a derivative of Latin -erius). This surname is rare in Sweden.

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

Similar surnames: Hammer, Hamer, Hahner, Hamper, Haber, Haver, Hamler, Hagner, Hafner

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Where is the Hamner family from?

You can see how Hamner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hamner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 20 Hamner families living in Staffordshire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Hamner's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Hamner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Hamner. 100% of Hamner women worked as an Unpaid 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Hamner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamner 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 822 immigration records available for the last name Hamner. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hamner. For the veterans among your Hamner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hamner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hamner in 1952 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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