Champion Family History

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Champion Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: status name for a professional champion, especially an agent employed to represent one of the parties in a trial by combat, a method of settling disputes current in the Middle Ages. The word comes from Old French champion, campion (Late Latin campio, genitive campionis, a derivative of campus ‘plain’, ‘field of battle’). Compare Campion, Kemp.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Campion, Campione, Chaffin, Campo, Campton, Champagne, Campi, Hamlin

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Champion Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Champion name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Champion. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Champion Family Origin

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Champion Family Occupations

What did your Champion ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Champion family was Carpenter. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Champion. The most common Champion occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Champion's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Champion ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Champion Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 143,000 census records available for the last name Champion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Champion census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Champion. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 44,000 military records available for the last name Champion. For the veterans among your Champion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Champion Life Expectancy

What is the average Champion lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Champion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Champion in 1940 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Champion ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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