Jane Kemp

about 1815–4 November 1876 (Age 61)
of Ashtn-Und-Lyne, Lanc., England

The Life of Jane

When Jane Kemp was born about 1815, her father, William Kemp, was 37 and her mother, Betty Newton, was 35. She died on 4 November 1876, at the age of 61.

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William Kemp
Betty Newton
John Kemp
Jane Kemp
Joseph Kemp
James Kemp
Mary Kemp
Betty Kemp
Ann Kemp
Edwin Kemp
Samuel Kemp
Ednah Kemp
Ruben Kemp
Hannah Kemp
Elisabeth Kemp
Jubal Kemp

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World Events (5)


Age 0

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 8

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 18

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: status name for a champion, Middle English and Middle Low German kempe. In the Middle Ages a champion was a professional fighter on behalf of others; for example the King's Champion, at the coronation, had the duty of issuing a general challenge to battle to anyone who denied the king's right to the throne. The Middle English word corresponds to Old English cempa and Old Norse kempa ‘warrior’; both these go back to Germanic campo ‘warrior’, which is the source of the Dutch and North German name, corresponding to High German Kampf .2 Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or processed hemp, from Middle Dutch canep ‘hemp’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Kemp, "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957"
  • Jane Kemp, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jane Kemp, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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