Hammerstein Family History

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Hammerstein Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places called Hammerstein, from Old High German hamar ‘rock’, ‘crag’ + stein ‘stone’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Hammer ‘hammer’ + Stein ‘stone’.

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

Similar surnames: Himmelstein, Hartenstein, Hartstein, Katzenstein, Winterstein

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Hammerstein Family Origin

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Hammerstein Family Occupations

What did your Hammerstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hammerstein occupation in the UK was Emigration Agent. 50% of Hammerstein's were Emigration Agents. Emigration Agent and Tailor Employing 3 Men were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hammerstein.

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  • Emigration Agent

  • Tailor Employing 3 Men


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hammerstein ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hammerstein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hammerstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hammerstein census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 947 immigration records available for the last name Hammerstein. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Hammerstein. For the veterans among your Hammerstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hammerstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Hammerstein lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hammerstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hammerstein in 1962 was 69, and 102 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hammerstein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hammerstein ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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