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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 1880, a less common occupation for the Hampton family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hampton. The most common Hampton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Hampton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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Hampton Historical Records

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Hampton Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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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