Hampson Family History

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Hampson Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): patronymic from the Norman personal name Hamo, Hamon (see Hammond). Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAmhsaigh ‘descendant of Amhsach’ a byname meaning ‘mercenary soldier’ or ‘messenger’, from the adjective amhasach ‘aggressive’.

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


Similar surnames: Hanson, Hamson, Hasson, Hamon, Harmison, Tompson, Rapson, Sampson

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Hampson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hampson name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    25%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • France

    3%

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Hampson Family Origin

Where is the Hampson family from?

Hampson Family Occupations

What did your Hampson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hampson family was Joiner. The most common Hampson occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Hampson's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hampson.

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carter

    2%
  • Joiner

    2%

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

Hampson Historical Records

What Hampson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Hampson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hampson 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Hampson. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Hampson. For the veterans among your Hampson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hampson Life Expectancy

What is the average Hampson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hampson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Hampson in 1951 was 64, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hampson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hampson 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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