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Hamper Family History

Hamper Name Meaning

English (Sussex and Hampshire): occupational name for a maker or seller of hanaps or goblets from Middle English hanaper heneper Old French hanapier. German and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hambert composed of the elements hagan ‘enclosure protected place’ + berht ‘bright famous’.

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

Similar surnames: Hampe, Hamer, Hammer, Happel, Happe, Walper, Harper, Hayer, Paper

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Where is the Hamper family from?

You can see how Hamper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hamper families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Hamper family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hamper's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Hamper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hamper. 19% of Hamper men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Hamper women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hamper were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Farmers Helper
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hamper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hamper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hamper. 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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Draft Cards

There are 724 military records available for the last name Hamper. For the veterans among your Hamper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamper lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hamper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Hamper in 1953 was 51, and 68 in 2004.

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