Show ContentsHammers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hammers is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the village of Hamer in the parish of Rochdale in the county of Lancashire. 1 2

"Hamer may have been an old Saxon forename; for there is in co. Lincoln a place called Hameringham; i. e., Home of Hamer's son.' 3

Early Origins of the Hammers family

The surname Hammers was first found in Sussex where Richard Hamer was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. 4 Early Lancashire records show John de Heymer, c. Edward IV and Thurston de Heymer, 1574 5

Early History of the Hammers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hammers research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1303 and 1332 are included under the topic Early Hammers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hammers Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hammers family name include Hammer, Hammerr, Hammers and others.

Early Notables of the Hammers family

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Hammers Ranking

In the United States, the name Hammers is the 8,477th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 6

United States Hammers migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hammers surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hammers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Sophia Hammers, aged 24, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1787 7
Hammers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward Hammers, who arrived in Texas in 1846 7
  • Mr. Eduard Hammers, German who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1846 aboard the ship "Element"

Contemporary Notables of the name Hammers (post 1700) +

  • Isaac Hammers, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904 8

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  2. Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  3. Dixon, Bernard Homer, Surnames. London: John Wilson and son, 1857. Print
  4. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. Baines Thomas & William Fairbairn, Lancashire and Cheshire, Past and Present History of Counties London: William MacKenzie, 1867, Digital, 4 vols
  6. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  7. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  8. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from on Facebook