Hempstead Family History

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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

What did your Hempstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hempstead family was Agricultural Labourer. Agl Labourer, Fisherman and A Calling (O) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hempstead. The most common Hempstead occupation in the UK was Agl Labourer. 5% of Hempstead's were Agl Labourers.

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  • Agl Labourer

  • Fisherman

  • A Calling (O)

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Hempstead Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hempstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hempstead 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hempstead. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hempstead. For the veterans among your Hempstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hempstead Life Expectancy

What is the average Hempstead lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hempstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hempstead in 1946 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hempstead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hempstead 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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