Early Origins of the Campyn family
The surname Campyn was first found in Leicestershire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Campyn family
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Campyn Spelling Variations
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Campyn has been spelled Champagne
, Champaign, Champaigne, Champane, Champayne, Champigne and many more.
Early Notables of the Campyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Campyn family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan
societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: James Champagne
, who came to Virginia in 1705; and Nicholas Champaigne who settled in Maryland in 1725.