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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.

Camp Early Origins



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.

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Camp Spelling Variations


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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.

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Camp Early History


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Camp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camp research. Another 215 words (15 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.

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Camp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Camp Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • William Camp, who landed in Maryland in 1657
  • William Camp, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Gilbert Camp, who landed in Maryland in 1668

Camp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Camp, who landed in North Carolina in 1748
  • Daniel Camp, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Icabod Camp, who arrived in New England in 1752
  • Michael Camp, who landed in South Carolina in 1752
  • Martin Camp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • ... (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
  • Christian Camp, who arrived in Iroquois County, III in 1868
  • Daniel, James, John, Joseph, Thomas Camp, arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1875

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Abiar Camp Sr., U.E. born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Abiathar Camp Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Eldad Camp U.E. born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Camp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Camp arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847
  • Andrew Camp arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848
  • Henry Camp, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Camp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Camp (post 1700)



  • 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)
  • Bob Camp, American two-time Emmy nominated animator, cartoonist, comic book artist, director, and producer
  • ... (Another 83 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Camp


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Suggested Readings for the name Camp



  • Camp, Jones, and Related Families of Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Points West by Nell Jones Carter.
  • John Steel Camp and His Descendants by Paul W. Camp and Paul K. Camp.

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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Camp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Camp Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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