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SOURCE: Location & Occupation
OTHER FORMS: Kamper
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 6/10/2016
Meaning & History
German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent noun derivative of Kamp
Dutch: agent noun derivative of Kemp, i.e. an occupational name for someone who grew, processed, or used hemp.
German (possibly also Dutch): habitational name from any of the twelve places named Kempen in the Dutch-German border area.