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Kemplin Family History

Kemplin Name Meaning

German: probably a spelling variant of Kempflin, a Swabian or Alemannic dialect variant of Kempfle (see Kemple).

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


Similar surnames: Kemple, Eplin, Templin, Keppler, Yellin, Kamin, Kopplin, Kaplin

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Where is the Kemplin family from?

You can see how Kemplin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kemplin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kemplin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kemplin family living in Michigan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kemplin's in the USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Kemplin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kemplin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kemplin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kemplin. 31% of Kemplin men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kemplin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kemplin were Salesman and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kemplin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kemplin 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 90 immigration records available for the last name Kemplin. 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 308 military records available for the last name Kemplin. For the veterans among your Kemplin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kemplin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kemplin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kemplin in 1944 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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