Lucy Carmen Hammer

Brief Life History of Lucy Carmen

When Lucy Carmen Hammer was born on 14 December 1929, in Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, her father, Clarence Edward Hammer, was 31 and her mother, Mabel Ruth Steele, was 27. She married James Ellison Lowe on 13 October 1951, in McDowell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Ceredo District, Wayne, West Virginia, United States in 1940 and Plymouth District, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1950. She died on 16 December 2005, in Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Ellison Lowe
Lucy Carmen Hammer
Marriage: 13 October 1951
Rebecca Sue Lowe
David Scott Lowe
James Kevin Lowe

Sources (9)

  • Lucy C Hammer, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lucy Hammer, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Lucy H Lowe, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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Name Meaning

German, English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German hamer, Yiddish hamer, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or a nickname for a forceful person. As an English surname, the derivation from Middle English ham(m)er, hamor ‘hammer’ (Old English hamor) is formally possible, either as a metonymic occupational name or as a locative or occupational name taken from a shop sign or inn sign. However, there is no evidence that such appellations became hereditary surnames. The surname of German origin (possibly also in the sense 2 below) is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

English and German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of water meadow, or flat, low-lying alluvial land beside a stream, Middle English ham(me), Old English hamm, Old High German ham (see Hamm ) + the English and German agent suffix -er. In England, names composed of a topographic term + -er are characteristic of southern England, especially Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire.

English: possibly a variant of Hanmer , and in northern England a variant of Hamer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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