Type Settlement
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈhæm.ɪl.tən/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "crooked hill" from Old English hamel "crooked, mutilated" and dun "hill". This was the name of a town in Leicestershire, England (which no longer exists). After the town name became a surname, it was used for several other cities, including ones in Scotland, Canada, Australia and the United States.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantHamilton(English)
Surname DescendantHamilton(English)
Entry updated November 20, 2020