Campes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Campes comes from when the family resided in the village of Castle Camps.

Early Origins of the Campes family

The surname Campes was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Campes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Campes research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1206, 1273, 1273, 1273, 1294 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Campes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Campes Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Campes has been recorded under many different variations, including Camps, Campe, Campes, Campis, Caumpes, Camp, Cammps and many more.

Early Notables of the Campes family (pre 1700)

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Campes migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Campes or a variant listed above:

Campes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Fibureis Campes, aged 36, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]

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)
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