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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.

Kumpf Early Origins



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).

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Kumpf Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kumpf Early History


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Kumpf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kumpf research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1759, 1764, 1759 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Kumpf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kumpf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kumpf Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kumpf Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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
  • Christoph Kumpf, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1785
  • J W Kumpf, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1787

Kumpf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Kumpf, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kumpf (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kumpf (post 1700)



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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Kumpf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kumpf 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 18 September 2016 at 11:02.

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