The name Hampsey is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of Hamon
Early Origins of the Hampsey family
The surname Hampsey was first found in Buckinghamshire
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.
Early History of the Hampsey family
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Hampsey Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hampsey has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hampson, Hampsey, Hampsy, O'Hampsey, Hamson and others.
Early Notables of the Hampsey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hampsey family to Ireland
Some of the Hampsey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hampsey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hampsey were among those contributors:
Hampsey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Hampsey, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856
Hampsey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth Hampsey, aged 24, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
The Hampsey Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nunc aut nunquam
Motto Translation: Now or never.