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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Faroese
Pronounced Pron. HA-MERS-HIE-MB  [key]

Meaning & History

An Faroese Surname, Venceslaus Ulricus Hammershaimb (1819-1909) was a Faroese Lutheran minister who established the modern orthography of Faroese, the language of the Faroe Islands, based on the Icelandic language, which like Faroese, derives from Old Norse.
Added 1/4/2022 by Romsten
Edited 1/4/2022 by Romsten