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O'Hempson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the O'Hempson family

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

Early History of the O'Hempson family

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O'Hempson Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name O'Hempson revealed many variations, including O'Hanson, Hanson, Hansom, O'Hamsey, Hampson, O'Hamson, O'Hampson, Hempson and many more.

Early Notables of the O'Hempson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the O'Hempson family to the New World and Oceana

Ireland saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many O'Hempsons: Henry Hampson, who sailed to New York in 1854; John Hampson to Philadelphia in 1864; Thomas Hampson to Mississippi in 1859; Andrew Hanson to Wisconsin in 1884..

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