Kempe Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Kempe Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: variant of Kemp ‘champion’. Dutch: variant of Kempen 1.

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

Similar surnames: Kemp, Kemper, Kemps, Kempa, Kempel, Hempe, Kempf, Kempke, Kumpe

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Kempe Family Origin

Where is the Kempe family from?

Kempe Family Occupations

What did your Kempe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kempe occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 11% of Kempe's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kempe. A less common occupation for the Kempe family was Blacksmith.

View Census data for Kempe | Data not to scale

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith


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

Kempe Historical Records

What Kempe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Kempe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kempe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Kempe

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kempe. 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.

View all Kempe immigration records

Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kempe. For the veterans among your Kempe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kempe military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kempe family history.

Kempe Life Expectancy

What is the average Kempe lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kempe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Kempe in 1959 was 59, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kempe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kempe 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.

Famous Kempe Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name