Last name: HAMER

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HAMER : This last name is indexed 136,241 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HAMER : 1: English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Rochdale Lancashire named Hamer from Old English hamor ‘cliff’.2: English (of Norman origin): variant of Amer 3 with prosthetic H-.3: Dutch: from hamer ‘hammer’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of hammers or a user of a hammer for example a blacksmith.4: Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: variant of Hammer.5: Slovenian and Croatian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from German Hammer or from the colloquial loanword hamer ‘hammer’. Compare Dutch name above.

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