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Kampen Name Meaning

Reduced form of Dutch van Kampen, a habitational name from the city of Kampen in the Netherlands, on the east coast of the Ijsselmeer in the province of Overijssel. North German: Kampen is also the name of a village on the island of Sylt in Schleswig-Holstein. However, the German name is more likely to be a topographic name, from the plural or an inflected from of Low German kamp ‘enclosed field’ (see Kamp 1). Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads in southeastern Norway named Kampen, from the definite singular form of kamp ‘round hill top’, ‘boulder’.

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

Similar surnames: Campen, Kamp, Kappen, Kamen, Kamper, Karpen, Kampe, Dammen, Lampe

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Where is the Kampen family from?

You can see how Kampen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kampen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kampen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Kampen family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Kampen's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Kampen families in 1911.
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What did your Kampen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Kampen. 60% of Kampen 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
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kampen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kampen 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 Kampen. 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 Kampen. For the veterans among your Kampen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kampen lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kampen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kampen in 1961 was 46, and 86 in 2004.

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