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Rampton Surname Meaning

English (Hampshire and Surrey): habitational name apparently from either of the two parishes called Rampton (Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire). The Cambridgeshire placename is recorded as Ramtona in 1086 and derives from Old English ramm ‘ram’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The Nottinghamshire placename recorded as Rametone in 1086 probably has the same origin as the Cambridgeshire placename but since it is also recorded as Raveneston' in 1194 the first element may be Old English hræfn ‘raven’ or the Old Norse personal name Hrafn. However the modern surname is concentrated in Hampshire and Surrey suggesting perhaps that another unidentified source could be involved.

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

Similar surnames: Frampton, Hampton, Campton, Lampton, Kimpton, Compton, Kempton

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Where is the Rampton family from?

You can see how Rampton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rampton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rampton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Rampton families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rampton's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Rampton families in 1911.
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What did your Rampton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Rampton. 100% of Rampton men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 770 immigration records available for the last name Rampton. 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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There are 779 military records available for the last name Rampton. For the veterans among your Rampton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rampton lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rampton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rampton in 1963 was 80, and 90 in 2004.

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