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Kempen Family History

Kempen Name Meaning
German: topographic names from any of various places called Kempen, in the Rhineland, in the Ruhrgebiet, and Schleswig-Holstein, or from Kempno in Poland (Polish Kepno).Belgian: regional name for someone from Kempen, a region in Brabant.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

44,872 Historical Documents with Kempen on Ancestry.com
25,412 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,725 Military Records
1,419 Immigration Records
2,654 Census and Voter Lists
13,662 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Kempen Families

  • Number of Kempen families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kempen families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Kempen families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kempen census records

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Kempen Family Origin

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Kempen Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kempen

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Kempen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kempen census records

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Kempen Civil War Service Records

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