Hamilton (name)

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The name Hamilton probably originated in the of Hamilton, Leicestershire, England,[1][2][3] but bearers of that name became established in the 13th century in Lanarkshire, Scotland.[3] The town of Hamilton, South Lanarkshire was named after the family some time before 1445.[4][5] Contemporary Hamiltons are either descended from the original noble family, or descended from people named after the town.[2][4]

Scottish nobility

People with the surname

Names borne by several notable people


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People with the given name

People with the middle name

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  1. ^ P. H. Reaney (1997). A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ a b Patrick Hanks; Flavia Hodges (1988). A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press.
  3. ^ a b Cottle, Basil (1978). The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Penguin Books.
  4. ^ a b Dorward, David (1995). Scottish Surnames. Collins.
  5. ^ Whyte, Donald (1996). Scottish Surnames & Families. Birlinn.