Hamstra Family History

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Hamstra Name Meaning

Frisian: topographic name for someone living on a flood plain or water meadow, or land in a river bend, from a locative agent noun derived from Middle Low German ham ‘flood plain’. Compare Hamme.

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


Similar surnames: Kamstra, Hornstra, Hofstra, Hammer, Hiemstra, Zandstra, Hamiter

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Hamstra Family Origin

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Hamstra Family Occupations

What did your Hamstra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hamstra. 17% of Hamstra men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Hamstra women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamstra were Salesman and Cosmetologist

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farm Operator
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Beauty Operator
    8%
  • Cleaner
    8%
  • Cosmetologist
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hamstra Historical Records

What Hamstra family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hamstra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamstra 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 623 immigration records available for the last name Hamstra. 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 103 military records available for the last name Hamstra. For the veterans among your Hamstra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hamstra Life Expectancy

What is the average Hamstra lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hamstra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hamstra in 1950 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hamstra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hamstra 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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