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

What did your Kempster ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Contractor

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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Kempster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Kempster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kempster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kempster. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kempster. For the veterans among your Kempster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kempster Life Expectancy

What is the average Kempster lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kempster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kempster in 1962 was 79, and 58 in 2004.

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