Kumpf History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kumpf name is derived from the Middle High German word "kampf," meaning "fight;" thus it may have originally been an occupational name for a successful fighter; or perhaps a nickname for someone known to lose his temper.

Early Origins of the Kumpf family

The surname Kumpf was first found in Swabia, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Friczsche Kempf of Eger, Bohemia (c.1392,) and Jacob Kempf of Strassburg (c.1295).

Important Dates for the Kumpf family

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Kumpf Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kempf, Kempfer, Kempfen, Kemphen, Kempfle, Kaempf, Kaempfer, Kaempfen, Kaemphen, Kaempfle, Kampf, Kampfer, Kampfen, Kamphen, Kampfle, Kempff, Kaempff, Kempffen, Kaempffen, Kempffe, Kaempffe and many more.

Early Notables of the Kumpf family (pre 1700)

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Kumpf migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kumpf Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Wilhelm Kumpf, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]
  • Christoph Kumpf, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1785 [1]
  • J W Kumpf, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1787 [1]
Kumpf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Kumpf, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kumpf (post 1700)

  • Henry Christian Kumpf (1830-1904), American elected to three one-year terms as Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri in 1886-1888
  • Henry Christian Kumpf (1830-1904), American Republican politician, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, 1886-88 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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