Dampier Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Dampier Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France named Dampierre, in honor of St. Peter. The first element, Dam- or Don, is an Old French title of respect (from Latin dominus ‘lord’), often prefixed to the names of saints.

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

Similar surnames: Dompier, Semper, Napier, Samper, Hamper, Daiker, Kaminer, Wampler

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Dampier Family Origin

Where is the Dampier family from?

Dampier Family Occupations

What did your Dampier ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dampier family was Amanuensis. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dampier. The most common Dampier occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Dampier's were Agricultural Labourers.

View Census data for Dampier | Data not to scale

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Blacksmith

  • Amanuensis


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

Dampier Historical Records

What Dampier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dampier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dampier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Dampier

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dampier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Dampier immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dampier. For the veterans among your Dampier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Dampier military records

You've only scratched the surface of Dampier family history.

Dampier Life Expectancy

What is the average Dampier lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dampier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dampier in 1953 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dampier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dampier 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.

Famous Dampier Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Look up another name