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Frampton Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called of which there are several in Gloucestershire one in Dorset and one in Lincolnshire. Most take the name from the Frome river in south Gloucestershire (which is probably from a British word meaning ‘fair brisk’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure settlement’. One near Tewkesbury was originally named in Old English as Frēolingtūn ‘settlement associated with Frēola’ a short form of any of various compound personal names with the first element frēo ‘free’. Frampton in Lincolnshire probably gets its name from an Old English byname Frameca (a derivative of fram ‘valiant’) + tūn.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Rampton, Hampton, Campton, Gratton, Knapton, Branton, Crumpton

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Where is the Frampton family from?

You can see how Frampton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frampton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Frampton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 44 Frampton families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Frampton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Frampton families in 1911.
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What did your Frampton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Frampton. 30% of Frampton men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Frampton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Frampton were Labourer and Operator. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Carpenter
    19%
  • Chauffeur
    12%
  • Labourer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Operator
    34%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Frampton. For the veterans among your Frampton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frampton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Frampton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Frampton in 1944 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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