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Origins of the Hammond surname

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What does the name Hammond mean?

The Hammond surname is English, with Anglo-Norman roots. It is a patronymic surname that refers to someone who was the son or descendant of a person with the given name 'Hamo' or 'Hamon'. This personal name although popular in the medieval era, is now largely forgotten and has fallen into disuse.

Alternative variations of the name Hammond

Hammond, Hammont, Hummond, Hamond, Hamont

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Where do most Hammonds live?

In 1921, most Hammonds lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Hammonds

How common is your surname?

219th most common surname in the UK

We have 174,000 records for the Hammond surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Hammonds most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Hammond first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Hammonds

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Hammonds in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Hammonds in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Farm Labourer






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