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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

What did your Hampton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. The most common Hampton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Hampton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • School

    8%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Servant

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hampton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hampton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Hampton Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hampton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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