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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Kemplay came from beside a water pipe in various villages throughout England. The surname Kemplay may also derive from the word piper.

Kemplay Early Origins



The surname Kemplay was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Kemplay Spelling Variations


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Kemplay Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kemplay family name include Kimball, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kemple, Kemble, Kimble and others.

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Kemplay Early History


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Kemplay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kemplay research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1599 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Kemplay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kemplay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kemplay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kemplay 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:

Kemplay Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert William Kemplay, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Hannah Kemplay, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm

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Kemplay Family Crest Products


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Kemplay Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Kemplay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kemplay 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 10 January 2013 at 14:05.

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