Kempster Family History

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Kempster Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a wool or flax comber, Middle English kem(be)stere (an agent derivative of Old English cemban ‘to comb’). Although this was originally a feminine form of the masculine kembere, by the Middle English period the suffix -stre had lost its feminine force, and the term was used to refer to both sexes. Compare Baxter, Brewster, Dexter.

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


Similar surnames: Dempster, Kemler, Kemper, Kempner, Kempler, Webster, Koster, Leister

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Kempster Family Origin

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Kempster Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Contractor

    13%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Farming

    6%

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In 1880, the most common Kempster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Kempster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kempster family was Farming. Farmer, Contractor and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kempster.

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Kempster Historical Records

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Kempster Life Expectancy

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