The name ‘Hampton’ originates from England. It is derived from the habitational name from many of the numerous places so called, in all parts of England, including the cities of Southampton and Northampton. They all share the final Old English element ‘tun’ meaning enclosure, settlement, but the first is variously ‘ham’ meaning homestead, or ‘hamm’ meaning water meadow, or ‘hean’, ‘weak’ dative case, originally used after preposition and article, of ‘heagh’ meaning high. It is generally impossible to distinguish between these possibilities in individual cases. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Hampton’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘John de Hampton’, from Somerset, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘William Hampton’, aged 33, a smith by trade, from Stratford, England, e… Coat of arms: Gules…
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