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Hampton Family History

Hampton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Hampton, including the cities of Southampton and Northampton (both of which were originally simply Hamtun). These all share the final Old English element tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but the first is variously ham ‘homestead’, hamm ‘water meadow’, or hean, weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of heah ‘high’. This name is also established in Ireland, having first been taken there in the medieval period.

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


Similar surnames: Rampton, Lampton, Campton, Frampton, Hatton, Harston, Harton, Holton

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Where is the Hampton family from?

You can see how Hampton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hampton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hampton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 153 Hampton families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Hampton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hampton families in 1911.
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What did your Hampton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hampton. 43% of Hampton men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Hampton women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hampton were Engineer and Servant.

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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
    43%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Engineer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Income
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Servant
    8%
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Census Records

There are 303,000 census records available for the last name Hampton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hampton 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Hampton. 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 55,000 military records available for the last name Hampton. For the veterans among your Hampton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hampton lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hampton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hampton in 1941 was 34, and 71 in 2004.

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