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Campion Surname Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: variant of Champion from the Norman French form campion. A status name for a professional champion or an athlete such as a wrestler or boxer; the name also denoted a ‘warrior hired to do battle in single combat on behalf of others’ (compare Kemp ). Breton (also Le Campion): cognate of French Champion of Old French origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Champion, Campione, Capron, Campen, Campton, Hampson, Papin, Camplin

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Where is the Campion family from?

You can see how Campion families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Campion family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Campion families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 49 Campion families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Campion's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Campion families in 1911.
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What did your Campion ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Campion. 45% of Campion men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Campion women worked as a 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Journalier
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Campion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Campion 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Campion. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Campion. For the veterans among your Campion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Campion lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Campion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Campion in 1953 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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