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Kempton Name Meaning

habitational name from a place called Kempton in Shropshire, named from an Old English personal name Cempa (or the Old English vocabulary word cempa ‘warrior’) + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. variant of Kimpton.

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


Similar surnames: Kimpton, Keeton, Kenton, Knapton, Lampton, Campton, Hampton, Upton

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Where is the Kempton family from?

You can see how Kempton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kempton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kempton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 59 Kempton families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 65% of all the recorded Kempton's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Kempton families in 1911.
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What did your Kempton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kempton. 42% of Kempton men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Kempton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kempton were Longshoreman and Teacher.

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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
    42%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Longshoreman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    60%
  • Teacher
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Kempton. For the veterans among your Kempton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kempton lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kempton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kempton in 1946 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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