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Hamilton Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dun ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the Hamiltons and named after them. In Ireland, this name may have replaced Hamill in a few cases. It has also been used as the equivalent of the Irish (Cork) name Ó hUrmholtaigh.

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


Similar surnames: Hambleton, Hilton, Hampton, Halton, Hazelton, Hamill, Dalton

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Hamilton Family Origin

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Hamilton Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hamilton. A less common occupation for the Hamilton family was Farm Laborer. The most common Hamilton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Hamilton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Hamilton Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Hamilton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hamilton in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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