Kempson Family History

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Kempson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Kemp, meaning ‘son of the champion’.

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

Similar surnames: Hampson, Jemison, Campion, Impson, Lampson, Kempton, Simpson, Jepson

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Kempson Family Origin

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Kempson Family Occupations

What did your Kempson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Kempson family was Carpenter. Coal Miner, Farmer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kempson. The most common Kempson occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 3% of Kempson's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter


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

Kempson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Kempson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kempson 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Kempson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kempson. For the veterans among your Kempson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kempson Life Expectancy

What is the average Kempson lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kempson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Kempson in 1956 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kempson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kempson 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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