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Campbell Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. The surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp. In New England documents, Campbell sometimes occurs as a representation of the French name Hamel.

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

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Campbell Family Origin

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Campbell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Campbell. A less common occupation for the Campbell family was Farming. The most common Campbell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Campbell's were Farmers.

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Campbell Life Expectancy

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