The name Hamptone is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in the village of Hampton in the dioceses of Worcester, Hereford, London, Exeter
, and Lichford.
Early Origins of the Hamptone family
The surname Hamptone was first found in 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 Hamptone family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamptone research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1221, 1327, 1552, 1625, 1613 and are included under the topic Early Hamptone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hamptone Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hamptone were recorded, including Hampton, Hamptonne and others.
Early Notables of the Hamptone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hamptone family to Ireland
Some of the Hamptone family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 113 words (8 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 Hamptone family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hamptone family emigrate to North America: Joanne Hampton who settled in Virginia in 1621; with her husband William; Anne Hampton settled in Barbados in 1697; John Hampton settled in Virginia in 1634. In Newfoundland, Robert Hampton was a grand juror of St. John's in 1811.