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Kamp Surname Meaning

German Dutch and Danish: from Low German and Dutch kamp ‘enclosed fenced or hedged piece of land field’ (from Latin campus ‘plain’) hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a field. Dutch: from Middle Low German kampe ‘warrior combatant’ applied as a nickname or an occupational name. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a hemp grower from Middle Dutch kanep ‘hemp’. South German: from the Austrian dialect word Kamp ‘comb’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a comb maker or a wool comber or a topographic name for a mountain dweller from the same word in the sense ‘mountain crest’. Compare Kamm . English (Norfolk and London): variant of Camp

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kemp, Kam, Kamm, Karp, Kramp, Kapp, Komp, Ramp, Kampf, Camp

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You can see how Kamp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kamp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kamp families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 119 Kamp families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Kamp's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kamp families in 1891.
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What did your Kamp ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Kamp. 88% of Kamp women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Kamp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kamp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Kamp. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Kamp. For the veterans among your Kamp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kamp lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kamp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Kamp in 1943 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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