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The HAMPTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 66,378 451 0.025 246
United States (1880 census) 12,172 489 0.024 243
Change since 1880 +54206 +38 +0.001 +3
Other Countries
Australia 1,497 1095 0.009 92
United Kingdom 5,434 1154 0.012 118
Top States for HAMPTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 4,901 549 0.024 235
California 4,648 740 0.014 137
Florida 3,740 548 0.023 234
Tennessee 3,604 229 0.063 633
Illinois 3,585 325 0.029 289
Top States for HAMPTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 1,930 170 0.072 722
Kentucky 2,675 209 0.066 662
Tennessee 3,604 229 0.063 633
Mississippi 1,722 249 0.061 605
Missouri 3,199 187 0.057 572


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

Classification and Origin of HAMPTON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HAMPTON 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 HAMPTON 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 HAMPTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 883 1.33
Native American/Alaskan 431 0.65
Asian/Pacific 226 0.34
White (Caucasian) 37,358 56.28
Black/African American 26,233 39.52
Mixed Race 1,248 1.88

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

Meaning of HAMPTON in historical publications

(origin: Local) The town on the hill; a village in Middlesex, England.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

HAMPTON. Parishes and places in cos. Middlesex, Chester, Warwick, Hereford, Oxford, Worcester, Devon, Salop, Wilts, &c.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HAMPTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HAMPTON.

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 HAMPTON

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