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Hamilton Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dun ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the Hamiltons and named after them. In Ireland, this name may have replaced Hamill in a few cases. It has also been used as the equivalent of the Irish (Cork) name Ó hUrmholtaigh.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hambleton, Hilton, Hampton, Halton, Hazelton, Hamill, Dalton

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Hamilton Family Origin

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Hamilton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • School

    5%
  • Student

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, School and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hamilton. The most common Hamilton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Hamilton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hamilton family was Labourer.

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