Hampshire Family History

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Hampshire Name Meaning

regional name from the southern English county so called, which derives its name from Hampton (i.e. the port of Southampton) + Old English scir ‘division’, ‘district’. regional name from the area of Hallamshire in southern Yorkshire, named from Hallam + Middle English schir ‘division’, ‘administrative region’ (Old English scir). The surname is most common in Yorkshire, where this second derivation is most likely to be the source.

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


Similar surnames: Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hartshorn, Shire, Yamashiro, Darbyshire

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Hampshire Family Origin

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Hampshire Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Stone Mason

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hampshire family was Stone Mason. The most common Hampshire occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Hampshire's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hampshire.

Source: Census data for Hampshire | Data not to scale

Hampshire Historical Records

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Hampshire Life Expectancy

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