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The Kamper 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.

Kamper Early Origins



The surname Kamper was first found in Swabia, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Friczsche Kempf of Eger, Bohemia (c.1392,) and Jacob Kempf of Strassburg (c.1295).

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Kamper Spelling Variations


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Kamper Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kempf, Kempfer, Kempfen, Kemphen, Kempfle, Kaempf, Kaempfer, Kaempfen, Kaemphen, Kaempfle, Kampf, Kampfer, Kampfen, Kamphen, Kampfle, Kempff, Kaempff, Kempffen, Kaempffen, Kempffe, Kaempffe and many more.

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Kamper Early History


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Kamper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kamper research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1759, 1764, 1759 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Kamper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kamper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kamper Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kamper 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:

Kamper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentin Kamper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767

Kamper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gerh Bernd Kamper, who landed in America in 1837
  • Johann Hy Aug Kamper, aged 36, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • William Heinrich Kamper, who landed in New York in 1843
  • Elis Kamper, who arrived in America in 1847
  • John Dederick Kamper, aged 32, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kamper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kamper (post 1700)



  • Louis Kamper (1861-1953), American architect, active in Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan
  • Max Kämper (1879-1916), German mining engineer
  • Gerardus "Gerard" Kamper (b. 1950), retired Dutch cyclist
  • Jonas Kamper (b. 1983), Danish footballer
  • Olívia Kamper (b. 1985), Hungarian silver medalist handballer at the 2003 Junior World Championship

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Kamper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kamper 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 25 October 2015 at 10:47.

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