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The Anglo-Saxon name Hamer comes from when the family resided in the village of Hamer in the parish of Rochdale in the county of Lancashire.

Hamer Early Origins



The surname Hamer was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hamer Spelling Variations


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Hamer Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hamer has been recorded under many different variations, including Hamer, Heymer and others.

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Hamer Early History


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Hamer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamer research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hamer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hamer or a variant listed above:

Hamer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Percy and Raphe Hamer settled in Virginia in 1626
  • Edward Hamer, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Pee Hamer, who landed in Virginia in 1653

Hamer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Peter Hamer, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johann Henrich Hamer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Fredk Hamer, aged 35, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Jacob Hamer, aged 16, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Sebastian Hamer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hamer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • B Hamer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Hannah Hamer, aged 23, landed in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • Richard Hamer, aged 34, arrived in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • Mary Hamer, aged 2, arrived in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • John Hamer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hamer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hamer, aged 54, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • Elizabeth Ann Hamer, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • Susanna Hamer, aged 14, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

Hamer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hamer landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Hamer arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamer (post 1700)



  • Rusty Hamer (1947-1990), American television actor, best known for his role as Rusty on Make Room for Daddy
  • Frank Augustus Hamer (1884-1955), American Texas Ranger famous for tracking down and killing Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in 1934
  • Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977), American civil rights leader
  • Dean Hamer (b. 1951), American geneticist
  • Dale Hamer, American NFL football official
  • Richard Hamer, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 55th District, 1919-22
  • James Willis Hamer, American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Dillon County, 1931-38
  • Gary Hamer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2004
  • Francis Gregg Hamer (1843-1918), American Republican politician, District Judge in Nebraska, 1883-92; Justice of Nebraska State Supreme Court, 1911-18
  • Brown M. Hamer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1928
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hamer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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