Last name: HAMPSHIRE

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HAMPSHIRE : This last name is indexed 25,029 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HAMPSHIRE : English:: 1: (Yorkshire): habitational name from the southern English county so called which derives its name from Hampton (i.e. the port of Southampton) + Old English scīr ‘division district’. The County was formerly called Southamptonshire.2: (Surrey and Kent): habitational name from the area of Hallamshire in southern Yorkshire named from Hallam + Middle English schir ‘division’ ‘administrative region’ (Old English scīr). The surname is most common in Yorkshire where this second derivation is most likely to be the source.

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