Hampton Family History

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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

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In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hampton. 22% of Hampton men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Hampton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hampton were Truck Driver and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hampton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 303,000 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Hampton. 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 Card

There are 55,000 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

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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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