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
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
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
Kemple Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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