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  1. The capital of Bermuda
  2. A port city in southeastern Ontario at the western end of Lake Ontario
  3. United States statesman and leader of the Federalists; as the first Secretary of the Treasury he establish a federal bank; was mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr (1755-1804)
  4. United States toxicologist known for her work on industrial poisons (1869-1970)
  5. English beauty who was the mistress of Admiral Nelson (1765-1815)
  6. Irish mathematician (1806-1865)
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Scottish lowlands family name originating from a place name in Leicestershire, from Old English hamel (“blunt, flat-topped”) + dūne (“hill”).

  1. A Scottish surname​.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  3. Cities in Alabama, California, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Australia, Bermuda, Ontario, New Zealand and Scotland.

From the portrait of Alexander Hamilton featured on them.

  1. (slang) A United States ten-dollar bill.

    Notable Persons Named Hamilton

    Hamilton Leithauser is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1996.

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    Hamilton Morris is a journalist. Hamilton was born on April 14th, 1987 in New York City.

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    Hamilton Fish was a Governor of New York and Lieutenant Governor of New York. Hamilton was born on August 3rd, 1808 in New York City, New York, US. He left this life on September 7th, 1893.

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    Hamilton Camp was a singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor, and voice acting. His most notable accomplishments were from 1946 to 1946. Hamilton was born on October 30th, 1934 in London. Hamilton is also known as Bob Camp and Hamid Camp. He passed away on October 2nd, 2005.

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    Hamilton E. James is a coo, blackstone, and the blackstone group. Hamilton was born on February 3rd, 1951 in Wyandotte, Michigan, US.

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    Hamilton Jordan was an 8th White House Chief of Staff. Hamilton was born on August 21st, 1944 in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. He left this life on May 20th, 2008.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton was a Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation, from New York, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury, Senior Officer of the Army, Delegate to theCongress of the Confederation, fromNew York, and Commanding General of the United States Army. His military service ended in 1776. Alexander was born on January 11th, 1755 in Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis. He died on July 12th, 1804.

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    Lewis Hamilton is a formula one racer.

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    Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was a best of wives and best of women. Elizabeth was given the name Elizabeth Schuyler by her parent Philip Schuyler on August 9th, 1757 in Albany, New York. She left this life on November 9th, 1854.

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    Linda Hamilton is an actress. She was most prominent from 1980 to present. Linda was given the name Linda Carroll Hamilton on September 26th, 1956 in Salisbury, Maryland, U.S.

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    George Stevens Hamilton is an actor. He was most prominent from 1952 to present. George was born George Stevens Hamilton on August 12th, 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

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    Margaret Hamilton is a ceo of hamilton technologies, inc., and computer scientist. Margaret was born on August 17th, 1936 in Paoli, Indiana.

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    How popular is the baby name Hamilton in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 17 0 17
    1881 15 0 15
    1882 15 0 15
    1883 23 0 23
    1884 18 0 18
    1885 8 0 8
    1886 17 0 17
    1887 11 0 11
    1888 6 0 6
    1889 18 0 18
    1890 8 0 8
    1891 14 0 14
    1892 7 0 7
    1893 6 0 6
    1894 7 0 7
    1895 15 0 15
    1896 7 0 7
    1897 13 0 13
    1898 11 0 11
    1899 15 0 15
    1900 19 0 19
    1901 13 0 13
    1902 13 0 13
    1903 17 0 17
    1904 9 0 9
    1905 11 0 11
    1906 12 0 12
    1907 11 0 11
    1908 29 0 29
    1909 10 0 10
    1910 13 0 13
    1911 24 0 24
    1912 45 0 45
    1913 41 0 41
    1914 66 0 66
    1915 67 0 67
    1916 76 0 76
    1917 78 0 78
    1918 69 0 69
    1919 78 0 78
    1920 61 0 61
    1921 74 0 74
    1922 66 0 66
    1923 62 0 62
    1924 78 0 78
    1925 65 0 65
    1926 67 0 67
    1927 52 0 52
    1928 47 0 47
    1929 53 0 53
    1930 48 0 48
    1931 57 0 57
    1932 28 0 28
    1933 47 0 47
    1934 40 0 40
    1935 29 0 29
    1936 37 0 37
    1937 38 0 38
    1938 32 0 32
    1939 31 0 31
    1940 33 0 33
    1941 37 0 37
    1942 41 0 41
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    1944 39 0 39
    1945 39 0 39
    1946 35 0 35
    1947 50 0 50
    1948 44 0 44
    1949 32 0 32
    1950 45 0 45
    1951 35 0 35
    1952 42 0 42
    1953 30 0 30
    1954 41 0 41
    1955 31 0 31
    1956 37 0 37
    1957 25 0 25
    1958 31 0 31
    1959 21 0 21
    1960 31 0 31
    1961 37 0 37
    1962 36 0 36
    1963 35 0 35
    1964 34 0 34
    1965 36 0 36
    1966 30 0 30
    1967 34 0 34
    1968 34 0 34
    1969 46 0 46
    1970 40 0 40
    1971 36 0 36
    1972 29 0 29
    1973 26 0 26
    1974 22 0 22
    1975 41 0 41
    1976 37 0 37
    1977 31 0 31
    1978 51 0 51
    1979 59 0 59
    1980 66 0 66
    1981 66 0 66
    1982 62 0 62
    1983 56 0 56
    1984 50 0 50
    1985 59 0 59
    1986 55 0 55
    1987 77 0 77
    1988 59 0 59
    1989 66 0 66
    1990 59 0 59
    1991 73 0 73
    1992 68 0 68
    1993 67 0 67
    1994 89 0 89
    1995 69 0 69
    1996 70 0 70
    1997 67 0 67
    1998 66 0 66
    1999 63 0 63
    2000 57 0 57
    2001 78 0 78
    2002 55 0 55
    2003 56 0 56
    2004 64 0 64
    2005 59 0 59
    2006 75 0 75
    2007 63 0 63
    2008 92 0 92
    2009 78 0 78
    2010 59 0 59
    2011 71 0 71
    2012 56 0 56
    2013 86 0 86
    2014 93 0 93
    2015 86 0 86
    2016 98 0 98
    2017 83 0 83

    Where is the name Hamilton popular?

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    Popularity of Hamilton as a first name

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    Popularity of Hamilton as a last name

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    Common last names for Hamilton

    • Smith
    • Jones
    • Brown
    • Williams
    • Davis
    • Walker
    • Thompson
    • Young
    • Allen
    • Clark
    • Moore
    • Lee
    • Hill

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Hamilton U.S.
      White 70.21% 64.26%
      African American 23.71% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.80% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.29% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.45% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Hamilton

    People with the last name Hamilton are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Hamilton

    • How Popular is the name Hamilton? Hamilton is the 3,366th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hamilton was the 119th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Hamilton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,024 babies born with the first name Hamilton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hamilton to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hamilton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 17 new born babies.
    • When was Hamilton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hamilton is Monday, February 10th, 1868.
    • What year had the most people named Hamilton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hamilton was in 2016 with a total of 98 babies.
    • Random Hamilton Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hamilton is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1919.
    • Weird things about the name Hamilton: Your name in reverse order is Notlimah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Olmahtni. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Hamilton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 201,746 people with the last name Hamilton.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hamilton? Hamilton was ranked as the 119th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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