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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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Hampton Family Origin

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Hampton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • School

    8%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Servant

    4%

In 1881, the most common Hampton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Hampton's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hampton. A less common occupation for the Hampton family was Servant.

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