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The name Camplin reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Camplin is for a maker or seller of camel hair cloth. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Anglo Norman French word camelin, which means camel.

Camplin Early Origins



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

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Camplin Spelling Variations


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Camplin Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Camplin are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Camplin include Camplin, Campelin, Camplyon, Camplyn, Camplen, Camplinge and many more.

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Camplin Early History


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Camplin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camplin research. Another 358 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1400, 1401, 1500, 1627, 1664, 1674, 1679, 1790, 1791, and 1797 are included under the topic Early Camplin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Camplin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Camplin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Camplin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Camplin, or a variant listed above:

Camplin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Henry Camplin, who settled in Nebraska in 1908

Camplin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Camplin, who arrived in Toronto in 1871
  • Richard Camplin, who came to Ontario in 1871
  • Jacob Camplin, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Charles Camplin, who came to Ontario in 1871

Camplin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Camplin, who came to Canada in 1911

Camplin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Camplin, aged 32, a gardener, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Camplin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Camplin (post 1700)



  • Wendell R. Camplin, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956
  • Troy Camplin, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 112th District, 2010
  • Orion F. Camplin, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956; Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1972
  • M. B. Camplin, American politician, Mayor of Sheridan, Wyoming, 1918-21
  • Alisa Camplin (b. 1974), Australian aerial skier who won gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Camplin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Camplin 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 09:56.

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