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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

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Servant

    4%
  • Going To School

    4%
  • School

    3%

In 1881, the most common Campbell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Campbell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Campbell family was School. Farmer, Servant and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Campbell.

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Campbell Historical Records

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Campbell Life Expectancy

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