William Kemp

20 April 1718–1754 (Age 35)
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

When William Kemp was born on 20 April 1718, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel KEMP III, was 31 and his mother, Sarah LACEY, was 31. He married Patience Nutting in 1740, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1754, at the age of 36.

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William Kemp
1718–1754
Patience Nutting
1722–
Marriage: 1740
Jo Bell Kemp
1740–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1740
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(1)

    Jo Bell Kemp

    Female1740–Female

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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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  • William Kemp, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Kemp, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Kemp, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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