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Hemphill Family History

Hemphill Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire): habitational name from Hemphill near Galston (Ayrshire) apparently named from Old English henep ‘hemp’ + hyll ‘hill’. This surname is also common in Ulster.

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


Similar surnames: Hamill, Gledhill, Heaphy, Benthall, Hemming, Hampshire, Pill, Edghill

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Where is the Hemphill family from?

You can see how Hemphill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hemphill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hemphill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Hemphill families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Hemphill's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hemphill families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hemphill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hemphill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hemphill. 20% of Hemphill men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hemphill women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hemphill were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Cook
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hemphill. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Hemphill. For the veterans among your Hemphill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hemphill lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hemphill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hemphill in 1946 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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