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Hampson Family History

Hampson Surname Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): patronymic from the Norman personal name Hamo Hamon (see Hammond ). Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAmhsaigh ‘descendant of Amhsach’ a byname meaning ‘mercenary soldier’ or ‘messenger’ from the adjective amhasach ‘aggressive’.

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

Similar surnames: Hanson, Hamson, Hasson, Hamon, Harmison, Tompson, Rapson, Sampson

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Where is the Hampson family from?

You can see how Hampson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hampson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hampson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 143 Hampson families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hampson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hampson families in 1911.
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What did your Hampson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hampson. 36% of Hampson men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Hampson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hampson were Salesman and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Income
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Hampson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hampson 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Hampson. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Hampson. For the veterans among your Hampson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hampson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hampson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Hampson in 1951 was 64, and 68 in 2004.

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