Anglo-Saxon name Hampe comes from when the family resided in the village of Hampton in the dioceses of Worcester, Hereford, London, Exeter, and Lichford.
Early Origins of the Hampe family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) 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.
Early History of the Hampe family
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Hampe Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hampe has been recorded under many different variations, including Hampton, Hamptonne and others.
Early Notables of the Hampe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hampe family to Ireland
Some of the Hampe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hampe family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hampe or a variant listed above:
Hampe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Historic Events for the Hampe family
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