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A patronymic surname from the Anglo-Norman given name Hamo, Hamon, from Germanic names beginning with a derivative of Proto-Germanic *haimaz (home), such as descendants of *Haimarīks (Henry).

The river in New Brunswick is named after British politician and colonial governor Sir Andrew Hamond, 1st Baronet (1738 - 1828). The civil parish is named after a settlement, named in turn after the river.


Proper noun[edit]

Hammond (countable and uncountable, plural Hammonds)

  1. An English surname originating as a patronymic.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1937, Clara Studer, Sky storming Yankee, Stackpole sons, published 1937, page 19:
      The Glen was the prettiest place she knew, so pretty she thought she ought to name her first baby after it. With another "n" added "to make it look more like a name", she called him Glenn Hammond Curtiss. The middle name was taken from the town itself, or its first settler, Lazarus Hammond.
  3. A town in South Australia; named for William Henry Hammond Jervois, son of South Australia Governor William Jervois.
  4. A civil parish of Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada.
  5. A river in New Brunswick, Canada.
  6. A locale in the United States:
    1. A neighborhood of Fresno, California.
    2. A village in Illinois; named for railroad official Charles Goodrich Hammond.
    3. A city in Lake County, Indiana; named for Detroit butcher George H. Hammond.
    4. An unincorporated community in Kansas; named for a family of early settlers.
    5. A city in Louisiana; named for Swedish immigrant and founder Peter av Hammerdal (anglicized to Peter Hammond).
    6. A town in Maine.
    7. A city in Minnesota; named for landowner Joseph Hammond.
    8. An unincorporated community in Montana.
    9. A town in New York, and a village within the town; named for landowner Abijah Hammond.
    10. An unincorporated community in Texas; named for landowner Dr. B. F. Hammond.
    11. A town in Wisconsin, and a village within the town; named for landowner R. B. Hammond.
    12. Two townships, in Indiana and Minnesota, listed under Hammond Township.

Derived terms[edit]


Hammond (plural Hammonds)

  1. A Hammond organ.

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