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The name Champ reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Champ family lived in Yorkshire. The name, however, is a reference to the area of Campe or Campes, Normandy, where the family lived prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The derivation of this location is from the Old French word camp, which means field.

Champ Early Origins



The surname Champ was first found in Yorkshire 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.

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Champ Spelling Variations


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Champ Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Champ family name include Camp, Campe and others.

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Champ Early History


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Champ Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Champ research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1239, 1244, and 1296 are included under the topic Early Champ History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Champ Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Champ Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Champ 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Champ family to immigrate North America:

Champ Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Champ, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Alice Champ, aged 20, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Robert Champ, who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • William Champ, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • Stephen Champ, who arrived in Maryland in 1664

Champ Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Grand Champ, who arrived in New York in 1784

Champ Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Champ, who settled in San Francisco, California in 1852
  • Henry Champ, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1862
  • Allen Champ, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874

Champ Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Champ, aged 34, a painter, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Champ, aged 35, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Charles Champ, aged 7, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Frederic Champ, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Champ (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Champ (post 1700)



  • Malcolm G. Champ, American politician, Mayor of Princeton, West Virginia, 1967
  • F. P. Champ, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1928
  • Henry Champ (1937-2012), Canadian broadcast journalist, working for the CTV News, NBC News, and CBC

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Champ Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Champ 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 22 April 2016 at 11:56.

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