The name Hampsy is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name for the son of Hamon
Early Origins of the Hampsy family
The surname Hampsy 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 Hampsy family
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Hampsy Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hampsy has been spelled many different ways, including Hampson, Hampsey, Hampsy, O'Hampsey, Hamson and others.
Early Notables of the Hampsy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hampsy family to Ireland
Some of the Hampsy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hampsy family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hampsys to arrive in North America: Caleb, James, and John Hampson arrived in Philadelphia between 1844 and 1866; John Hampson arrived in San Francisco in 1850; John Hampsey arrived in Philadelphia in 1856..
The Hampsy 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.