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The ancestors of the Bampton surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in one of numerous places in England named Bampton. Among these are two villages, and parishes in the counties of Devon, Oxford, Cumberland, and Westminster.

Bampton Early Origins



The surname Bampton was first found in Devon, at Bampton, a market-town and parish, in the union of Tiverton, hundred of Bampton. "Bampton is supposed by Bishop Gibson to have been the Beamdune of the Saxon Chronicle, where, in 614, the Britons were defeated with great slaughter by Cynegils, King of the West Saxons." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Later it was birth place and home to John de Bampton, Archdeacon of Lewes from 1395 to 1419. Many believe that this Carmelite monk whose intervention as a royal official to collect unpaid taxes in Brentwood led to the Peasant's Revolt (Wat Tyler's Rebellion) in 1381. Bampton Castle in Devon, is a Saxon mound built into a castle which fell in 1607 and only the motte remains today. Another Bampton Castle was fund in Oxfordshire which one reference claims that "in about 1142 AD during the reign of Stephen, Matilda a motte castle was built." This latter castle was demolished before 1789.

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Bampton Spelling Variations


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Bampton Spelling Variations



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 Bampton include Bampton, Bempton, Bamtone, Bamton, Bammton, Bameton and many more.

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Bampton Early History


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Bampton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bampton research. Another 703 words (50 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1208, 1300, 1332, 1400, 1500, 1642, 1700, 1785, 1690, 1751, 1718 and 1751 are included under the topic Early Bampton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bampton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bampton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bampton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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:

Bampton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. F. W. Bampton, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1894

Bampton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs George F. Bampton, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Nellie Bampton, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Ruth Bampton, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Fred Bampton, aged 27, who settled in America from Mount Sorrell, England, in 1912
  • George Bampton, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bampton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Bampton, who sailed to Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Paul Bampton U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Bampton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles Bampton was recorded in the Algoma District of Ontario in 1871

Bampton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Bampton, aged 25, a smith, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"

Bampton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Bampton landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • George Bampton, aged 23, a gardener, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Catherine Bampton, aged 22, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • William Bampton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bampton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bampton (post 1700)



  • Rose Bampton (1907-2007), prominent American opera singer
  • Debbie Bampton (b. 1961), English footballer
  • Dave Bampton (b. 1985), English footballer
  • John Bampton (1690-1751), English prebendary
  • Peter Bampton, Australian footballer in the 1920s
  • Mel Bampton, Australian radio announcer
  • Danny Bampton (b. 1980), Australian rugby league player

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Bampton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bampton 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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