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The majestic region of Picardy in France was the place of origin of the prestigious surname De camp. De camp is a topographic surname, which is a form of hereditary surname, and was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. The surname De camp is derived from the Old French word "champ," which means field, and literally means "of the fields."

De camp Early Origins



The surname De camp was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family was first established, and expanded to become one of the more notable names in the region.

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De camp Spelling Variations


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De camp Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Deschamps, Deschamp, DesChamps, DesChamp, Descamps, Descamp, DesCamps, DesCamp, Dechamps, Dechamp, DeChamps, DeChamp, des Champs, Deschemps, Duchamps, Duchamp, DuChamps, DuChamp, Déchamps, Déchamp, Deschams, de Champs, de Champ, Le Champ, Delachamps, Dechant, Deschemps, Deschemp, Déchemps, Déchemp, Deschems, Décham, Le Champ, Les Champs, Le Camp, de Camp, Descamp, Descampes, Le Campes, de Campes, Champs, Champ, Champlain, Champlaine and many more.

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De camp Early History


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De camp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De camp research. Another 797 words (57 lines of text) covering the years 1258, 1346, 1406, 1450, 1567, 1574, 1608, 1619, 1683, 1715, 1791, 1800, 1861, 1869, and 1871 are included under the topic Early De camp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De camp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De camp Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this period was Samuel de Champlain, born in Saintonge in 1567, who was sent to the New World by King Henry IV, discovered Canada, then known as "la Nouvelle-France", and founded Quebec City in 1608; Eustache Deschamps (1340-1406), medieval French poet, received lessons in versification...

Another 164 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De camp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De camp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Laurens Janse DeCamp, who arrived in New York in 1664
  • Laurens Jansen DeCamp, who landed in New York in 1664

De camp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James C DeCamp, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John DeCamp, aged 9, landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name De camp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De camp (post 1700)



  • Rosemary DeCamp (1910-2001), American Democrat politician, Honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960
  • Richard DeCamp, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1948, 1950, 1952
  • John William DeCamp (b. 1941), American politician, Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature 40th District, 1971-87
  • Jeremiah M. DeCamp (1809-1886), American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1864
  • George Ezra DeCamp (1843-1926), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1900
  • Charles C. DeCamp, American politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1912; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1912
  • Charles A. DeCamp, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stamford, 1902
  • Lieutenant-General Jules-Philippe-Octave Decamp (1886-1965), French General Officer Commanding 15th Military Division (1941-1942)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The De camp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De camp 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 26 January 2016 at 13:34.

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