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Origin and popularity of the name CAMPLEJOHN


Camplejohn : altered form of Camplion a variant of Camplin. Redmonds Dictionary of Yorks Surnames suggests that this Norfolk family name migrated by the east coast sea trade to York. There an excrescent /s/ was sometimes inserted before the /i/ (i.e. *Camplesion) giving rise to pronunciations spelled Campleshon Camplechon and Camplegeon. From York the name spread into nearby villages in ER Yorks where it came to be spelled as though it ended in the given name John.

Source : FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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