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Aucamp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The majestic region of Picardy in France was the place of origin of the prestigious surname Aucamp. Aucamp is a topographic surname, which is a form of hereditary surname, and was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. The surname Aucamp is derived from the Old French word "champ," which means field, and literally means "of the fields."

Early Origins of the Aucamp family

The surname Aucamp was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family was first established, and expanded to become one of the more notable names in the region.

Early History of the Aucamp family

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Early Notables of the Aucamp family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this period was Samuel de Champlain, born in Saintonge in 1567, who was sent to the New World by King Henry IV, discovered Canada, then known as "la Nouvelle-France", and founded Quebec City in 1608; Eustache Deschamps (1340-1406), medieval French poet, received lessons in versification...
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Migration of the Aucamp family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Issac Broussard DesChamps, who settled in New York in 1668; Philippe Deschamps, 45; who settled in Louisiana in 1719 with his wife Claudine; Deschamps, 40.

Contemporary Notables of the name Aucamp (post 1700)

  • Carol Hanks Aucamp (b. 1943), American tennis player, ranked No. 5 in the United States (1964)
  • Hennie Aucamp (1934-2014), South African poet, short story writer, cabaretist and academic

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