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 Family Origin

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Hampson Family Occupations

What did your Hampson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hampson. 10% of Hampson men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Hampson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hampson were Retired and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hampson Historical Records

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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.

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