Last name: CHAMPION

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CHAMPION : This last name is indexed 766,171 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CHAMPION : 1: English (southern of Norman origin) and French: from Middle English Old French campion champiun champion ‘athlete’ such as a wrestler or boxer; also ‘warrior hired to do battle in single combat on behalf of others’ (from Late Latin campio genitive campionis a derivative of campus ‘plain field of battle’). The first sense is probably the more usual source of the surname.2: English (southern of Norman origin): habitational name from Old French Champoigne Champagne the name of the French province or from the derived ethnic name champaignon ‘person from Champagne’. Either of these could develop to Champion in Middle English.3: French: habitational name from (Le) Champion the name of several places in various parts of France.

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