Kamp Family History

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Kamp Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from Low German kamp ‘enclosed, fenced, or hedged piece of land’, ‘field’ (from Latin campus ‘plain’), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a field. Dutch: from Middle Low German kampe ‘warrior’, ‘combatant’, applied as a nickname or an occupational name, or from a Germanic personal name based on this element. Compare German Kampe, Kampf. 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 ridge’. Compare Kamm.

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

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

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Kamp Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kamp. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Kamp Family Origin

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Kamp Family Occupations

What did your Kamp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kamp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Kamp's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kamp. A less common occupation for the Kamp family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kamp ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kamp Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Kamp. 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 Card

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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Kamp Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kamp ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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