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The name Kempster is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a comber of wool or flax.

Kempster Early Origins



The surname Kempster was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Kempster Spelling Variations


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Kempster Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Kempster are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Kempster include Kemper, Kempster, Kemster and others.

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Kempster Early History


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Kempster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kempster research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1684, 1627 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Kempster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kempster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kempster Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kempster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kempster or a variant listed above:

Kempster Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Kempster, who settled at Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Daniel Kempster, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1647

Kempster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Susanna Kempster, who came to Maryland in 1725

Kempster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kempster, who landed in New York in 1834

Kempster Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Kempster arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848
  • John Kempster arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848
  • Stephen Kempster arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848
  • Joseph Kempster arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848
  • George Kempster arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kempster Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Kempster, aged 16, a blacksmith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kempster (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kempster (post 1700)



  • André Gilbert Kempster GC (1916-1943), British soldier awarded the George Cross posthumously for an act of gallantry during the second World War
  • Michael Kempster, Recorder of the British Crown Court

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Kempster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kempster 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 15 October 2013 at 12:05.

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