Camp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Camp is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Camp family lived in Yorkshire. The name, however, is a reference to the area of Campe or Campes, Normandy, where the family lived prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The derivation of this location is from the Old French word camp, which means field.

Early Origins of the Camp family

The surname Camp was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Camp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camp research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1239, 1244, and 1296 are included under the topic Early Camp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Camp Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Camp include Camp, Campe and others.

Early Notables of the Camp family (pre 1700)

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Camp migration to the United States

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Camps to arrive on North American shores:

Camp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Camp who settled in New Haven in 1630
  • Nicholas Camp, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630 [1]
  • William Camp, who landed in Maryland in 1657 [1]
  • William Camp, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • Gilbert Camp, who landed in Maryland in 1668 [1]
Camp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Camp, who landed in North Carolina in 1748 [1]
  • Daniel Camp, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Icabod Camp, who arrived in New England in 1752 [1]
  • Michael Camp, who landed in South Carolina in 1752 [1]
  • Martin Camp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Camp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ellen Camp, who arrived in New York, NY in 1845 [1]
  • Christian Camp, who arrived in Iroquois County, III in 1868 [1]
  • Daniel, James, John, Joseph, Thomas Camp, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1875

Camp migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Camp Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Abiar Camp Jr., U.E. born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Abiar Camp Sr., U.E. born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Abiathar Camp Jr., U.E. (b. 1757) born in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA from New Haven, Connecticut, USA who settled in Parr Town [Saint John], New Brunswick c. 1783, Lots 25, Prince William Saint W. and 992 north side Queen Square member of the Navel Service, married to Mary Chidester they had 8 children he attended Yale College before withdrawing in 1775 he died in 1841 Waterborough, Queen's County, New Brunswick [2]
  • Mr. Abiathar Camp Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Eldad Camp U.E. born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Camp migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Camp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Camp, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847 [3]
  • Andrew Camp, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848 [4]
  • Henry Camp, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Camp (post 1700)

  • John N. Happy Camp, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1972 [6]
  • John Lafayette Camp (1828-1891), American lawyer and planter
  • Jeremy Thomas Camp (b. 1978), American three-time Music Award nominated and Grammy Award nominated Christian musician and songwriter
  • Helen Page Camp (1930-1991), American actress
  • Howard Lee "Howie" Camp (1893-1960), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees in 1917
  • Gregory Dean "Greg" Camp (b. 1967), American Grammy Award-nominated songwriter, guitarist and vocalist
  • Donald E. Camp (b. 1940), American artist, photographer, and professor of photography at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania
  • Eldad Cicero Camp Jr. (1839-1920), American coal tycoon, attorney and philanthropist, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee (1869-1876)
  • Charles Lewis Camp (1893-1975), American paleontologist and zoologist at the University of California, Berkeley
  • David M. Camp (1788-1871), American attorney and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Vermont (1836 to 1841)
  • ... (Another 83 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCESS ROYAL 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848PrincessRoyal.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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