Hemphill Family History

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Hemphill Name Meaning

Northern Irish, originally Scottish: habitational name from a place near Galston in Ayrshire, apparently so named from Old English henep ‘hemp’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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

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Hemphill Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hemphill name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hemphill. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Hemphill Family Origin

Where is the Hemphill family from?

Hemphill Family Occupations

What did your Hemphill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hemphill. A less common occupation for the Hemphill family was Farming. The most common Hemphill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Hemphill's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hemphill ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hemphill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Hemphill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hemphill 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 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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Draft Card

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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Hemphill Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hemphill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hemphill ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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