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.
Early Origins of the Camplin family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Camplin family
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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.
Early Notables of the Camplin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Camplin family to the New World and Oceana
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
Camplin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Camplin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Camplin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Camplin (post 1700)
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