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The present generation of the Hempstead family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Suffolk. The surname Hempstead belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Hempstead Early Origins



The surname Hempstead was first found in 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.

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Hempstead Spelling Variations


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Hempstead Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hempstead include Hemstead, Hampstead, Hempstead, Hemsted and others.

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Hempstead Early History


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Hempstead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hempstead research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1350 are included under the topic Early Hempstead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hempstead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hempstead Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hempstead Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hempstead were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hempstead Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Hempstead who settled in New London Conn. in 1630
  • Robert Hempstead, who arrived in New London, Connecticut in 1643 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Hempstead, who landed in Maryland in 1663 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hempstead Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Hempstead, who arrived in New England in 1777

Hempstead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Hempstead, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hempstead Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Howard Maxwell Hempstead, who arrived in Alabama in 1920 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hempstead Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jonathan Hempstead, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hempstead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hempstead (post 1700)



  • Stephen P. Hempstead (1812-1883), American politician, Delegate to Iowa State Constitutional Convention from Dubuque, Delaware, Black Hawk and Fayette counties, 1844; Governor of Iowa, 1850-54
  • Samuel H. Hempstead, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Little Rock, Arkansas, 1838-39; U.S. Attorney for Arkansas, 1844-50
  • Hiram A. Hempstead, American politician, First Selectman of Ledyard, Connecticut, 1888
  • Hallem Hempstead, American politician, Member of Ohio State Senate from Washington and Gallia counties, 1805-07
  • George R. Hempstead, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Groton, 1917-18; Defeated, 1918; Warden (borough president) of Groton, Connecticut, 1922-27
  • G. Harold Hempstead, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Groton, 1934
  • Edward Hempstead (1780-1817), American politician, Delegate to U.S. Congress from Missouri Territory, 1812-14. Was thrown from a horse, which resulted in his death six days later, at St. Louis, Missouri, August 10, 1817 (age 37 years, 68 days)
  • D. K. Hempstead, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1912
  • Christopher Hempstead, American politician, U.S. Consul in Belize City, 1847-63
  • Charles H. Hempstead, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Utah, 1870-71
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

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  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Hempstead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hempstead Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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