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Origin and popularity of the name KAMP

Origin

Kamp : 1: German Dutch and Danish: from Low German and Dutch kamp ‘enclosed fenced or hedged piece of land field’ (from Latin campus ‘plain’) hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a field.2: Dutch: from Middle Low German kampe ‘warrior combatant’ applied as a nickname or an occupational name.3: Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a hemp grower from Middle Dutch kanep ‘hemp’.4: 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 crest’. Compare Kamm.5: English (Norfolk and London): variant of Camp 2.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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