Champion Family History
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Champion Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin) and French: status name for a professional champion, especially an agent employed to represent one of the parties in a trial by combat, a method of settling disputes current in the Middle Ages. The word comes from Old French champion, campion (Late Latin campio, genitive campionis, a derivative of campus ‘plain’, ‘field of battle’). Compare Campion, Kemp.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press