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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. HAMP-shər  [key]
Other Forms FormsHampton, Hamshire, Hampsher, Hampsheir, Hampscher, Hamscher, Hamsher, Hamptonne, Hempton, Hallam, Hallum, Allam, Allum, Halam, Allem, Allom

Meaning & History

Originally indicated a person from the county of Hampshire in England (recorded in the Domesday Book as Hantescire), derived from Old English ham meaning "water meadow, enclosure" and scir meaning "shire, district". It could also denote someone from an area historically known as Hallamshire in South Yorkshire, from Old English hallum meaning "at the rocks" and scir. Famous bearers include English actress Susan Hampshire (1937-) and Canadian actress Emily Hampshire (1981-).
Added 11/14/2022 by General9696
Edited 1/13/2023 by General9696