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Hamre Family History

Hamre Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from numerous farmsteads notably in western Norway named Hamre from the dative case of Old Norse hamarr ‘cliff rock’. See Hamar .

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


Similar surnames: Halse, Homme, Hamme, Aakre, Hare, Hamer, Hamm, Hammer, Halle, Hamel

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Where is the Hamre family from?

You can see how Hamre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamre family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Hamre families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Hamre families living in Yorkshire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Hamre's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hamre families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hamre. 32% of Hamre men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Hamre women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamre were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farming
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hamre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamre 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 Hamre. 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 615 military records available for the last name Hamre. For the veterans among your Hamre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamre lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Hamre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hamre in 1961 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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