Last name: CAMPBELL

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CAMPBELL : This last name is indexed 1,521,564 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CAMPBELL : 1: Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. As a result of folk etymology the surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’ which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp.2: Irish (North Armagh): adopted for Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’ (literally ‘battle chief’): see Caulfield and Cowell.3: English: variant of Camel under the influence of the Scottish name (see 1 above).

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