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Origins of the Hamilton surname

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About the Hamiltons

We have a total number of 280700 records for people with the last name Hamilton.

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Alternative variations of the name Hamilton

Hamilton, Hamiltoun, Hamiltone, Hamelton, Hemilton

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Where do most Hamiltons live?

In 1921, most Hamiltons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Hamiltons

How common is your surname?

177th most common surname in the UK

We have 180,000 records for the Hamilton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Hamiltons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Hamiltons.

What are the most common Hamilton first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Hamilton family members

Common jobs for Hamiltons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Hamiltons in 1921
Dressmaker

887

Domestic Servant

600

Housekeeper

573

Living On Own Means

425

House Keeper

410

Common Male occupations for Hamiltons in 1921
Coal Miner

1,896

Farmer

665

Joiner

618

General Labourer

590

Carter

554

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