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Where did the English Hamp family come from? What is the English Hamp family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hamp family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hamp family history?The ancestors of the Hamp surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Hampton in the dioceses of Worcester, Hereford, London, Exeter, and Lichford. The literal meaning of the surname Hamp is an enclosure in a village Therefore the original bearer of the surname came from an enclosure of this kind.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hamp include Hampton, Hamptonne and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamp research. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamp History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hamp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hamp 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.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Joanne Hampton who settled in Virginia in 1621; with her husband William; Anne Hampton settled in Barbados in 1697; John Hampton settled in Virginia in 1634. In Newfoundland, Robert Hampton was a grand juror of St. John's in 1811.
The Hamp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamp 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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