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Camp Name Meaning

Dutch (also Van de Camp) and North German: from camp ‘enclosed fenced or hedged piece of land field’ from Latin campus ‘plain’ hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a field. Compare Kamp . English: from Middle English kempe ‘warrior’; see Kemp . The spelling Camp may be due to the influence of Old English camp ‘battle’ and campian ‘to fight’ or of Old French campion ‘warrior champion’. French: mainly southern form of Champ .

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

Similar surnames: Kamp, Camps, Campi, Champ, Cap, Campo, Damp, Ramp, Camm, Cain

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Where is the Camp family from?

You can see how Camp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Camp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Camp families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 121 Camp families living in Connecticut. This was about 17% of all the recorded Camp's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Camp families in 1840.
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What did your Camp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Camp. 18% of Camp men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Camp women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Camp were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 214,000 census records available for the last name Camp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Camp 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Camp. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 145,000 military records available for the last name Camp. For the veterans among your Camp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Camp lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Camp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Camp in 1942 was 27, and 72 in 2004.

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