The surname Champlin was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Liege, a province in Belgium, center of Walloon country. Within this province the notable towns are Liege, the capital city, seat of the great cathedral of St.Lambert destroyed in 1794. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Important Dates for the Champlin family
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Champlin migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Champlin Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Champlin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Geoffrey Champlin, who landed in Rhode Island in 1638 
Champlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
John Champlin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1803
Lodowich P. Champlin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1807
A. P. Champlin, who settled in New York, NY in 1821
Primus Champlin, who arrived in New York in 1855
Contemporary Notables of the name Champlin (post 1700)
William H. Champlin, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1922; Candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1923 
Wayland L. Champlin, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Essex, 1912 
W. K. Champlin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1920 
Thomas Champlin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1952 
Smith Ira Champlin, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from 10th Senatorial District, 1961 
Malcolm M. Champlin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960, 1964 
M. B. Champlin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Allegany County 2nd District, 1853 
Lee L. Champlin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1912; Postmaster at Mankato, Minnesota, 1933-46 (acting, 1933-34) 
John Wayne Champlin (1831-1901), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan, 1863; Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1867-68; Defeated, 1868; Justice of Michigan State Supreme Court, 1884-91; Chief Justice of Michigan State Supreme Court, 1890-91 
John S. Champlin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Coventry, 1906 
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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