First name origin & meaning:
Middle English: Champion
First name variations: Kempy, Kem, Kemplen, Kempson, Kemp
Last name origins & meanings:
- German: status name denoting a peasant farmer or serf, an agent
noun derivative of Kamp 1.
- 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.
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