Show ContentsKampfer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kampfer 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 Kampfer family

The surname Kampfer 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 Kampfer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kampfer research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1651 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Kampfer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kampfer Spelling Variations

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 Kampfer family (pre 1700)

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United States Kampfer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kampfer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ludw Kampfer, who arrived in America in 1858 [1]
  • Joh Kampfer, who landed in America in 1866 [1]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook