Campbell Family History

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Campbell Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. The surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp. In New England documents, Campbell sometimes occurs as a representation of the French name Hamel.

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

Similar surnames: Cambell, Capelle, Castell, Chappell, Cantwell, Carnell, Corbell

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Campbell Family Origin

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Campbell Family Occupations

What did your Campbell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Campbell. 36% of Campbell men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Campbell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Campbell were Carpenter and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Campbell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2 million census records available for the last name Campbell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Campbell 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 451,000 immigration records available for the last name Campbell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 449,000 military records available for the last name Campbell. For the veterans among your Campbell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Campbell Life Expectancy

What is the average Campbell lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Campbell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Campbell in 1940 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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