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The HAMPSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,485 11590 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 724 7182 0.001 14
Change since 1880 +1761 -4408 0 -5
Other Countries
Australia 1,119 1479 0.007 68
United Kingdom 6,426 986 0.014 140
Top States for HAMPSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 241 6253 0.002 20
Florida 225 8311 0.001 14
California 194 12739 0.001 6
Illinois 155 8329 0.001 12
New York 145 12937 0.001 8
Top States for HAMPSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 49 3532 0.004 40
Rhode Island 33 4664 0.003 31
Delaware 19 6817 0.002 24
Montana 21 6870 0.002 23
Oregon 72 5931 0.002 21


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HAMPSON live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HAMPSON represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HAMPSON in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HAMPSON by picking someone at random in New Hampshire than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HAMPSON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HAMPSON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HAMPSON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HAMPSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 41 1.65
White (Hispanic) 33 1.33
Mixed Race 25 1.01
Native American/Alaskan 17 0.68
Asian/Pacific 10 0.4
White (Caucasian) 2,359 94.93

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HAMPSON surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HAMPSON in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of HAMPSON.

Similar names to HAMPSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HAMPSON.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HAMPSON

The following words are slight variants of HAMPSON that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.