Last name: KEMPSTER

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KEMPSTER : This last name is indexed 12,971 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

KEMPSTER : English: occupational name for a wool or flax comber Middle English kem(be)stere (an agent derivative of Old English cemban ‘to comb’). Although this was originally a feminine form of the masculine kembere by the Middle English period the suffix -stre had lost its feminine force and the term was used to refer to both sexes. Compare Baxter Brewster Dexter.

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