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The majestic region of Picardy in France was the place of origin of the prestigious surname Decamp. Decamp 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 Decamp is derived from the Old French word "champ," which means field, and literally means "of the fields."

Decamp Early Origins



The surname Decamp 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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Decamp Spelling Variations


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Decamp 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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Decamp Early History


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Decamp Early History



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

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Decamp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Decamp 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 Decamp 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Decamp 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

Decamp 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 Decamp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Decamp (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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Decamp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Decamp 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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