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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 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 were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Wolverhampton with manor and estates in that shire. However, the name has three distinct origins: from the Old English word ham-tun as in "home farm, homestead"; from the Old English words hamm + tun, meaning "farmstead in an enclosure or river bend"; and finally from the Old English hean + tun meaning "high farmstead."  The earliest place name found was Hamtona in 716 which later became Hampton Lovett which is now a village and civil parish in the Wychavon district of the county of Worcestershire. The Domesday Book listed the following place names: Hamtune, Hantone, Hamntone Hantune, Hantone and Hantun.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hampton research. Another 161 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1221, 1327, 1552, 1625, 1613 and 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
Hampton Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hampton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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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