The Kaempfer name is derived from the Middle High German word "kampf," meaning "fight;" thus it may have originally been an occupational
name for a successful fighter; or perhaps a nickname
for someone known to lose his temper.
Early Origins of the Kaempfer family
The surname Kaempfer was first found in the Rhineland
, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the family became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.
Early History of the Kaempfer family
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Kaempfer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kempfer, Kempner, Klemptner, Klempfer, Klimpfer, Klimptner, Klentner, Klintner, Klenptfer, Klenptner, Kimpner and many more.
Early Notables of the Kaempfer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kaempfer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Heinrich and Anna Kempfer, and their four children who came to Philadelphia in 1753; Friedrich Ludw Kempfer, who arrived in Quebec in 1776; and John Kempfer, who came to Iowa in 1848..