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Definition: The true origin of this surname is uncertain, but many consider it to be a place name, derived from "hamell," meaning "treeless hill" or "home" and " dun," which means "settlement" or "fortified place."

Surname Origin: English, Scottish


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HAMILTON Family Genealogy Forum
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HAMILTON Family Trees on the Web
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FamilySearch - HAMILTON Genealogy
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HAMILTON Surname Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Hamilton surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

Surname Finder - HAMILTON Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - HAMILTON Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - HAMILTON Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name HAMILTON.

MyCinnamonToast.com - HAMILTON Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the HAMILTON surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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