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The Gaelic name used by the Hempson family in ancient Ireland was O hAmhsaigh.

Hempson Early Origins



The surname Hempson was first found in Derry, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Hempson Early History


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Hempson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hempson research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1659, 1695 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Hempson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hempson Spelling Variations


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Hempson Spelling Variations



Numerous spelling variations of the surname Hempson exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include O'Hanson, Hanson, Hansom, O'Hamsey, Hampson, O'Hamson, O'Hampson, Hempson and many more.

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Hempson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hempson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hempson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Hempson, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • Francis Hempson, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • Elizabeth Hempson, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • Robert Hempson, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834

Hempson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Hempson, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
  • Samuel Hempson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm

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