Campis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Campis is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the village of Castle Camps.

Early Origins of the Campis family

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

Important Dates for the Campis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Campis 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 Campis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Campis Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Campis family name include Camps, Campe, Campes, Campis, Caumpes, Camp, Cammps and many more.

Early Notables of the Campis family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Campis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Campis migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Campis surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Campis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C. Campis, who arrived in New Orleans in 1842
  • C Campis, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1842 [1]

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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)
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