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Kampe Family History

Kampe Name Meaning

habitational name from any of several places called Kamp(e), in Pomerania, in Hessen, and near Düsseldorf. status name for a peasant farmer or serf (see Kamp 1). (Kämpe): occupational name for a champion (see Kampf).

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


Similar surnames: Kamp, Kamper, Kemper, Kampen, Kampf, Lampe, Krampe, Kade, Kamke, Damp

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Where is the Kampe family from?

You can see how Kampe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kampe family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kampe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Kampe family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kampe's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Kampe families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kampe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kampe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kampe. 28% of Kampe men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Kampe women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kampe were Baker and Secretary.

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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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Baker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kampe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kampe 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kampe. 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 Kampe. For the veterans among your Kampe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kampe lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kampe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kampe in 1956 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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