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The family name Kempton is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a person whose father was a knight or soldier. The surname Kempton was originally derived from the Old English word kemp, which came from the Old English word cempa, which means warrior and occasionally means athlete or wrestler. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The name also features the popular patronymic suffix -son, which was most common in the north of England and superseded other patronymic suffixes in prominence during the 14th century.

Kempton Early Origins



The surname Kempton was first found in Kempston, parishes in Bedfordshire and Norfolk. The first record of the family was Peter de Kemeston who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Bedfordshire in 1190. Years later the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 in Berkshire listed Simon de Kempston and later again, Symond Kempston was listed in 1426 in the Paston Letters and Papers of the Fifteenth Century. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Richard Kemson was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Kempton Spelling Variations


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Kempton Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kempton include Kempson, Kempston, Kimpson, Kempton, Kempstone and many more.

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Kempton Early History


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Kempton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kempton research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1728, 1661, 1662, 1683, 1684, 1726 and are included under the topic Early Kempton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kempton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kempton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kempton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kempton In Ireland


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Kempton In Ireland



Some of the Kempton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Kempton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ephraim Kempton, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623
  • Menassah Kempton, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623
  • Ephraim Kempton settled in New England in 1635
  • Manasseh Kempton settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1635
  • William Kempton settled in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kempton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Kempton settled in Jamaica in 1717
  • Mary Kempton settled in Maryland in 1737

Kempton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Kempton settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1821
  • William Kempton settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876

Kempton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Kempton, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • John Kempton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Countess of Yarborough" in 1850

Kempton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Kempton landed in Ohiro, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Adelaide
  • Thomas Kempton, aged 28, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Mary Ann Kempton, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Thomas Kempton, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Henry Kempton, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kempton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kempton (post 1700)



  • Gloria Kempton (b. 1951), American author, best known for her book Write Great Fiction: Dialogue
  • Martha Greta Kempton (1901-1991), Austrian-born, American artist who served as the White House artist during the Truman administration
  • Timothy Joseph "Tim" Kempton (b. 1964), retired American professional basketball player who played from 1986 to 1998
  • James Murray Kempton (1917-1997), American reporter who won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
  • Rez Kempton, British actor and producer, known for work in I Can't Think Straight (2008), The Divide (2004) and Amar Akbar & Tony (2014)
  • David Kempton (b. 1956), Australian Liberal National politician, Member of the Queensland Parliament for Cook (2012-)
  • Adam Kidman Kempton (b. 1957), Australian politician, Member for Warrnambool, Victoria (1983-1985)

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Kempton Historic Events


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Kempton Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Sylvius L Kempton (b. 1922), English Ordinary Signalman serving for the Royal Navy from Hale, Cheshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Kempton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kempton 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.

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