Hamilton Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from what is now a deserted village in the parish of Barkby, Leicestershire. This is named from Old English hamel ‘crooked’ + dun ‘hill’. Hamilton near Glasgow was founded by the Hamiltons and named after them. In Ireland, this name may have replaced Hamill in a few cases. It has also been used as the equivalent of the Irish (Cork) name Ó hUrmholtaigh.

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List of People with Surname Hamilton

According to our database, there are a total of 36,092 people with the surname Hamilton. Among these people surnamed Hamilton, there are about 4,210 distinct names, with an average of 8 people who have the same name. Karen Hamilton, Daniel Hamilton and Danny Hamilton are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Hamilton, with 135, 120 and 116 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that Texas has the largest number of people surnamed Hamilton, with a total of 3,669 people, and there are a total of 1,772 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Hamilton, with a total of 3,015 people and an average of 1,610 distinct names.