Camps History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Camps is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the village of Castle Camps.

Early Origins of the Camps family

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

Early History of the Camps family

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

Camps Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Camps are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. 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. The variations of the name Camps include: Camps, Campe, Campes, Campis, Caumpes, Camp, Cammps and many more.

Early Notables of the Camps family (pre 1700)

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Camps Ranking

In France, the name Camps is the 5,000th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [1]


United States Camps migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Camps or a variant listed above:

Camps Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Camps, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1823 [2]
  • V Camps, aged 60, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823 [2]
  • J M Del Camps, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825 [2]
  • Fiburcio Camps, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825 [2]
  • Jose Maria Camps, aged 8, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1825 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Camps Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Franz Camps, who arrived in Oregon in 1900

Contemporary Notables of the name Camps (post 1700) +

  • E. C. Camps, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1869-76 [3]
  • Luís Espinal Camps (1932-1980), Spanish missionary to Bolivia
  • Brigadier-General Marcel Camps (1881-1959), French Commanding Officer during World War II [4]
  • William Anthony Camps, British professor of Classics


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Marcel Camps. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Camps/Marcel-Victor-Lucien/France.html


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