Kempa Family History

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Kempa Name Meaning

Polish (also Kepa): from kepa ‘islet’. The same word is also applied to isolated clumps of trees and to tufts of grass; hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a small island or by an isolated clump of trees. German: variant of Kempe or Kempen.

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


Similar surnames: Kemp, Kamp, Kempe, Kemna, Kempen, Krupa, Kopa, Kampa, Kemps, Keip

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Kempa Family Origin

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Kempa Family Occupations

What did your Kempa ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kempa occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Kempa's were Laborers. Laborer and Tailor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kempa. A less common occupation for the Kempa family was Wagon Maker.

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  • Laborer

    50%
  • Tailor

    25%
  • Wagon Maker

    25%

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

Kempa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kempa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kempa 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kempa. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kempa. For the veterans among your Kempa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kempa Life Expectancy

What is the average Kempa lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kempa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kempa in 1954 was 53, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kempa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kempa 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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