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Champion Surname Meaning

English (southern of Norman origin) and French: from Middle English Old French campion champiun champion ‘athlete’ such as a wrestler or boxer; also ‘warrior hired to do battle in single combat on behalf of others’ (from Late Latin campio genitive campionis a derivative of campus ‘plain field of battle’). The first sense is probably the more usual source of the surname. English (southern of Norman origin): habitational name from Old French Champoigne Champagne the name of the French province or from the derived ethnic name champaignon ‘person from Champagne’. Either of these could develop to Champion in Middle English. French: habitational name from (Le) Champion the name of several places in various parts of France.

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


Similar surnames: Campion, Campione, Chaffin, Campo, Campton, Champagne, Campi, Hamlin

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Where is the Champion family from?

You can see how Champion families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Champion family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Champion families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 84 Champion families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 44% of all the recorded Champion's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Champion families in 1911.
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What did your Champion ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Champion. 24% of Champion men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Champion women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Champion were Fisherman and Student. .

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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
    24%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Fisherman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Cultivateur
    23%
  • Retired
    23%
  • Student
    23%
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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Champion. 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 44,000 military records available for the last name Champion. For the veterans among your Champion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Champion lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Champion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Champion in 1940 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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