Hammond Family History

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Hammond Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from a personal name, Hamo(n), which is generally from a continental Germanic name Haimo, a short form of various compound names beginning with haim ‘home’, although it could also be from the Old Norse personal name Hámundr, composed of the elements hár ‘high’ + mund ‘protection’. As an Irish name it is generally an importation from England, but has also been used to represent Hamill 3 and, more rarely, McCammon.

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

Similar surnames: Haymond, Raymond, Gaumond, Hammen, Ammon, Aymond, Harmon, Ramson

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Hammond Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hammond name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hammond. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hammond Family Origin

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Hammond Family Occupations

What did your Hammond ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hammond occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Hammond's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hammond. A less common occupation for the Hammond family was Carpenter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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

Hammond Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 711,000 census records available for the last name Hammond. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hammond 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Hammond. 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 93,000 military records available for the last name Hammond. For the veterans among your Hammond ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hammond Life Expectancy

What is the average Hammond lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hammond life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hammond in 1941 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hammond 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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