Hamer

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Hamer, from Old English hamor ‘rock’, ‘crag’.
  2. English: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a smith or for a maker or seller of hammers, Middle English hamer (Old English hamor), or a habitational name for someone living at an inn or shop distinguished by the sign of a hammer.
  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 spelling of Hammer.
  5. Slovenian: variant spelling of German Hammer.

This name appears in the following lists: Black History/Civil Rights Leaders

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