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Hamper Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of goblets, from Old French hanapier. German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hambert, composed of either haim, heim ‘home’ or hagan ‘enclosure’, ‘protected place’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Hampe, Hamer, Hammer, Happel, Happe, Walper, Harper, Hayer, Paper

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Where is the Hamper family from?

You can see how Hamper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hamper families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 10 Hamper families living in British Columbia. This was about 42% of all the recorded Hamper's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Hamper families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hamper. 19% of Hamper men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Hamper women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamper were Clerk and Clerk.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Cook
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
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What Hamper family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hamper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hamper. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 724 military records available for the last name Hamper. For the veterans among your Hamper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamper lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hamper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Hamper in 1953 was 51, and 68 in 2004.

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