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Hams Family History

Hams Name Meaning

English: variant of Ham with plural -s or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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


Similar surnames: Ham, Hays, Haws, Hamp, Tams, Hamm, Hamel, Hane, Haist, Haim

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Where is the Hams family from?

You can see how Hams families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hams family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hams families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 81 Hams families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Hams's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hams families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hams surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hams ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hams. 22% of Hams men worked as a Builders Labourer and 67% of Hams women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hams were Bricklayer and Domestic Servant. .

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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

  • Builders Labourer
    22%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    16%
  • Butcher
    11%
  • Bricklayer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    9%
  • Domestic Duties
    6%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
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What Hams family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Hams. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hams 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 Hams. 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 Hams. For the veterans among your Hams ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hams lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Hams in 1955 was 54, and 60 in 2004.

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