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Camps Family History

Camps Name Meaning

Catalan and southern French: topographic name from camps ‘fields’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. French: Norman and Picard variant of the plural of Champ, etymologically identical with 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Camp, Campi, Campo, Cap, Campa, Damp, Ramus, Campos, Campen, Stamps

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Where is the Camps family from?

You can see how Camps families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Camps family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Camps families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 33 Camps families living in Ontario. This was about 77% of all the recorded Camps's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Camps families in 1911.
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What did your Camps ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Camps. 58% of Camps men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    58%
  • Labourer
    22%
  • Laborer
    22%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Camps. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Camps. For the veterans among your Camps ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Camps lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Camps life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Camps in 1940 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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