Hamilton (surname and title)

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The surname Hamilton most probably originated in the village 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[edit]

People with the surname Hamilton[edit]

Names borne by several notable people, details on further disambiguation pages[edit]


People with the given name Hamilton[edit]

Fictional people[edit]


  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 Basil Cottle (1978). The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Penguin Books. 
  4. ^ a b David Dorward (1995). Scottish Surnames. Collins. 
  5. ^ Donald Whyte (1996). Scottish Surnames & Families. Birlinn. 

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