Caumpes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Caumpes family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the village of Castle Camps.

Early Origins of the Caumpes family

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

Important Dates for the Caumpes family

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

Caumpes Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Caumpes include Camps, Campe, Campes, Campis, Caumpes, Camp, Cammps and many more.

Early Notables of the Caumpes family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Caumpes family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Caumpes or a variant listed above: Ant Camps, who arrived in New Orleans in 1825; Jean Camps, who settled in New Orleans in 1839; C. Campis, who arrived in New Orleans in 1842; J. Camps, who settled in New Orleans in 1854.

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