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The ancestors of the Hammer surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Hamer in the parish of Rochdale in the county of Lancashire.

Hammer Early Origins



The surname Hammer was first found in Sussex 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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Hammer Spelling Variations


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Hammer Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hammer include Hammer, Hammerr, Hammers and others.

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Hammer Early History


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Hammer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hammer research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1303 and 1332 are included under the topic Early Hammer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hammer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hammer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hammer 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hammer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Pedro Hammer, who landed in Maryland in 1666

Hammer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Hammer, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Susan Hammer who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Rinehart Hammer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1729
  • Rinehart Hammer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Susan Hammer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hammer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christina Hammer, aged 12, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Godfry Hammer, aged 8, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Godlieb Hammer, aged 10, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • John Gotlieb Hammer, who arrived in Maryland in 1833
  • John Frederick Hammer, aged 25, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hammer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Leo Hammer, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

Hammer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Johann Julius Hammer, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1753
  • Thomas Christian Hammer, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1753

Hammer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hammer, aged 28, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Emma Hammer, aged 24, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • James Hammer, aged 5, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Jane Hammer, aged 6 weeks, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hammer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hammer (post 1700)



  • Jack Hammer (1925-2016), stage name of Earl Solomon Burroughs, an American pianist, singer and songwriter, co-writer of "Great Balls of Fire"
  • Edwin W. Hammer, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Illinois State Senate 31st District, 1938
  • Edward J. Hammer, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District, 1980
  • E. D. Hammer (b. 1829), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 14th District, 1869; Member of Minnesota State Senate 2nd District, 1891-94
  • Charles A. Hammer Sr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1936
  • Carrie Hammer, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 123rd District, 1998
  • Carl Hammer, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 9th District, 1931-32
  • Ernest E. L. Hammer, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 35th District, 1913; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1926-53
  • Frank Hammer, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 17th District, 1891-92
  • Fred M. Hammer, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Erie County 3rd District, 1937, 1941-42; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940
  • ... (Another 28 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hammer Historic Events


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Hammer Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Miss Emma Hammer (b. 2014), Finnish Third Class Passenger from Helsingfors,, Finland who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Suggested Readings for the name Hammer


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Suggested Readings for the name Hammer



  • The Hammer Story: Ancestors and Descendants of Anton Hammer by Zada Hunter.
  • John Hicks Hamer (also Hammer) 1765-1842: His Antecedents, Descendants and Collateral Families, 1744-1949: a Compilation by Florie Janie Hammer Hooker.

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Hammer Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Hammer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hammer 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 April 2016 at 09:49.

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