Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire named
Hamer, from Old English hamor ‘rock’, ‘crag’.
- 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.
- Dutch: from
hamer ‘hammer’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker
of hammers or a user of a hammer, for example a blacksmith.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: variant spelling of Hammer.
- Slovenian: variant spelling of German Hammer.
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