Kemper Family History
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Kemper Name Meaning
German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent noun derivative of Kamp 1. Dutch: agent noun derivative of Kemp, i.e. an occupational name for someone who grew, processed, or used hemp. German (possibly also Dutch): habitational name from any of the twelve places named Kempen in the Dutch-German border area.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press