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 Family Origin

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Kamp Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

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

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kamp

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