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Campean History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Scottish


Campean is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is a name for a professional champion. In the Middle Ages a common manner of settling disputes was through trial by combat. Thus, proficient fighters would sell their services to represent parties involved in such cases by fighting on their behalf. The word derives from the Anglo Norman French word, campion, of the same meaning.

Early Origins of the Campean family


The surname Campean was first found in Essex 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.

Early History of the Campean family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Campean research.
Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1296, 1291, 1640, 1702, 1689, 1698, 1701, 1701 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Campean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Campean Spelling Variations


Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Campion, Champion and others.

Early Notables of the Campean family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Campean family to Ireland


Some of the Campean family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Campean family to the New World and Oceana


Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Campean name or one of its variants: Jean Campion who settled in Virginia in 1621 with his wife and four children, and his brother Philip and his wife and one child; Robert Campion settled in Virginia in 1624.

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