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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • South German : from the Germanic personal name Haimo. Compare English Hammond
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish personal name Khayim, from Hebrew chayim ‘life’.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from a farmstead named Heim, from Old Norse heimr ‘home’, ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or in some cases a more recent ornamental formation from heim ‘home’.

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