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Where did the German Kampf family come from? What is the German Kampf family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kampf family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kampf family history?The Kampf 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.
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.
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).
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kampf research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1759, 1764, 1759 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Kampf History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kampf Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kampf Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Kampf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Kampf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kampf 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.
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