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Campen Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Kampen. English (Essex; of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in Pas-de-Calais and elsewhere in France named Campagne, or from a Norman form of a regional name from Champagne in northeastern France.

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


Similar surnames: Kampen, Camden, Camp, Mammen, Rampey, Aspen, Camps, Kappen, Camper

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Where is the Campen family from?

You can see how Campen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Campen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Campen families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Campen families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Campen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Campen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Campen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Campen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Campen. 18% of Campen men worked as a Salesman and 22% of Campen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Campen were Farming and Clerk.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Campen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Campen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Campen. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Campen. For the veterans among your Campen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Campen lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Campen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Campen in 1949 was 62, and 86 in 2004.

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