Last name origins & meanings:
- Dutch and German: from Low German kamp ‘enclosed,
fenced, or hedged piece of land’, ‘field’ (from Latin campus
‘plain’), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a
- Dutch: from Middle Low German kampe ‘warrior’,
‘combatant’, applied as a nickname or an occupational name, or from a
Germanic personal name based on this element. Compare German
- Dutch: metonymic occupational
name for a hemp grower, from Middle Dutch kanep ‘hemp’.
- South German: from the Austrian dialect word Kamp ‘comb’,
hence a metonymic occupational name for a comb maker or a wool comber,
or a topographic name for a mountain dweller, from the same word in
the sense ‘mountain ridge’. Compare Kamm.
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