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Hempstead Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, most of which were originally named with Old English hamstede or h?mstede ‘homestead’. One Hempstead in Norfolk derives its name from Old English hænep ‘hemp’ + stede ‘place’, while Hempsted in Gloucestershire was originally ‘high homestead’ (Old English heah + hamstede).

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


Similar surnames: Halstead, Umstead, Newstead, Hemsley, Kempster, Dempster, Bumstead

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Hempstead Family Origin

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Hempstead Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hempstead. The most common Hempstead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Hempstead's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hempstead family was Laborer.

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Hempstead Historical Records

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Hempstead Life Expectancy

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