James Hamilton

3 August 1678–1750 (Age 71)
Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Hamilton was born on 3 August 1678, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Hamilton, was 16 and his mother, Margaret Murray, was 21. He married Elizabeth Whyte on 3 August 1706, in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1750, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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James Hamilton
Elizabeth Whyte
Marriage: 3 August 1706
George Hamilton
Margaret Hamilton
Robert Hamilton
James Hamilton
Janet Hamilton
John Hamilton

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3 August 1706
Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland


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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’ + dūn ‘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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Hamilton in entry for John Hamilton, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Hamiltone in entry for Robert Hamiltone, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Hamilton in entry for John Hamilton, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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