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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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Where is the Kamp family from?

You can see how Kamp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kamp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kamp families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Kamp families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Kamp's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kamp families in 1840.
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What did your Kamp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kamp. 17% of Kamp men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Kamp women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kamp 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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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