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Where did the English Hampton family come from? What is the English Hampton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hampton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hampton family history?Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Hampton is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Hampton in the dioceses of Worcester, Hereford, London, Exeter, and Lichford. The literal meaning of the surname Hampton is an enclosure in a village Therefore the original bearer of the surname came from an enclosure of this kind.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hampton has been spelled many different ways, including Hampton, Hamptonne and others.
First found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hampton research. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hampton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hampton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hampton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hamptons to arrive in North America:
Hampton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- Joanne Hampton who settled in Virginia in 1621 with her husband William
- Joan Hampton, who landed in Virginia in 1621
- John Hampton settled in Virginia in 1634
- Jo Hampton, aged 30, arrived in Virginia in 1635
- Thomas Hampton, who landed in Virginia in 1637
Hampton Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Esther Hampton, who landed in America in 1733
Hampton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Christopher Hampton, who arrived in New York in 1824
- H A Hampton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
- James Hampton (b. 1936), American actor, television director, and screenwriter
- Kimberly Hampton (1975-2004), first female military pilot to be shot down and killed by the enemy in American military history
- Lionel Hampton (1909-2002), American jazz musician, vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor who worked with Benny Goodman and formed the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, recipient of the National Medal of Arts presented by President Bill Clinton (1996)
- John Hampton (1907-2010), American co-founder of Toys for Tots
- Michael William "Mike" Hampton (b. 1972), American Major League Baseball pitcher, two-time MLB All-Star
- Jamie Lee Hampton (b. 1990), American professional tennis player
- Wade Hampton (1752-1835), American plantation owner and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina (1795-1797) and (1803-1805)
- Bruce Hampton (b. 1947), born Gustav Valentine Berglund III, American surrealist musician
- Lorenzo Timothy Hampton (b. 1962), former American college and NFL professional football running back
- Locksley Wellington "Slide" Hampton (b. 1932), American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger
- The Venturers: The Hampton, Harrison, and Earle Families of Virginia, South Carolina, and Texas by Virginia G. Meynard.
- Yesterday: the Hampton, McCracken, Longwith, Marby & Wells Families by Diana L. Mellem.
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- Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
The Hampton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hampton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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