Kemp Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Kemp Name Meaning: Meaning 'champion' in Anglo-Saxon and German, taken from the Anglo word 'cempa' and the Old German word 'campo', memaning 'warrior'. Also a Dutch name for someone associated with hemp.

A status and occupational name usually given to someone who was an employed professional figher. It may also have been given as a Dutch occupational name for someone who was associated with the processing of hemp.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Kemp Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Kemp family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 515
Female Servant 296
Independent 186
Male Servant 112
Labourer 108
Farmer 107
Ag Labourer 100
Shoe Maker 57
Carpenter 46
Tailor 34
Gardener 30
Blacksmith 28
Weaver 26
Dress Maker 26
Apprentice 23
Butcher 22
Pupil 21
Clerk 20
Cotton Weaver 19
Publican 19
Copper Miner 18
Laundress 17
Grocer 16
Servant 16
Mariner 16

Kemp Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Kemp 100% 104,733
2 Kempe 80% 1,515
3 Kimp 75% 1,202
4 Kamp 75% 345

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