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From Old English hām (homestead) + denu (valley).


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Hampden (countable and uncountable, plural Hampdens)

  1. A surname.
  2. A locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia.
  3. A rural locality in the Mid North, South Australia.
  4. A town in Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. [From 1910]
    Synonym: Riverhead (historical)
  5. A small town in North Otago district, New Zealand.
  6. A town in Penobscot County, Maine.
  7. A neighborhood in northern Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
  8. A town in Hampden County, Massachusetts.
  9. A tiny city in Ramsey County, North Dakota.
  10. An unincorporated community in Geauga County, Ohio.
  11. A township municipality of Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada.

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  • According to data collected by Forebears in 2014, Hampden is the 155955th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 141 individuals.

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