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Meaning and Origin of: Hammond

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old German : Home
  • Shakespearean : From Hamlet

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English (of Norman origin) : from a personal name, Hamo(n), which is generally from a continental Germanic name Haimo, a short form of various compound names beginning with haim ‘home’, although it could also be from the Old Norse personal name Hámundr, composed of the elements hár ‘high’ + mund ‘protection’. As an Irish name it is generally an importation from England, but has also been used to represent Hamill 3 and, more rarely, McCammon.