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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KEMP-tən  [key]

Meaning & History

From the name of a place in Shropshire meaning "Cempa's town" or "warrior town", from a combination of either the Old English word cempa "warrior" or the byname derived from it and tun "farmstead, settlement".
Added 12/2/2010 by courtney.dayle
Edited 3/7/2012 by SeaHorse15