Kemple is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that is derived from beside a water pipe in various villages throughout England
. The surname Kemple may also derive from the word piper.
Early Origins of the Kemple family
The surname Kemple 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.
Early History of the Kemple family
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Kemple Spelling Variations
Kemple has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Kemple have been found, including Kimball, Kimbell, Kimbel, Kemple, Kemble, Kimble and others.
Early Notables of the Kemple family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kemple family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Kemples to arrive on North American shores:
Kemple Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Kemple, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Stephen J. Kemple, aged 21, who landed in America from Queenstown, in 1893
- Wm. Kemple, aged 49, who landed in America, in 1894
- E. Kemple, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
- Mrs. Wm. Kemple, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
Kemple Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Philip Kemple, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1917
- Philip Kemple, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1919
- Edward H Kemple, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1919
- William Kemple, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Tuan, Ireland, in 1920