Kempner Family History
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Kempner Name Meaning
German: occupational name for a champion at jousting or wrestling, from Kempner, agent derivative of Kempe ‘fight’ (see Kemp). German: habitational name, with agent suffix -er, for someone from any of various places called Kempen (notably in the Ruhrgebiet) or from Kempno near Poznan, Poland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press