Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hampstead family lived in Suffolk. The surname Hampstead belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Hampstead family
Sussex 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 Hampstead family
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Hampstead Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hampstead are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hampstead include: Hemstead, Hampstead, Hempstead, Hemsted and others.
Early Notables of the Hampstead family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hampstead family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hampstead or a variant listed above:
Hampstead Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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