Emily Willamina Beatrice Kemp

Female30 April 1889–

Brief Life History of Emily Willamina Beatrice

When Emily Willamina Beatrice Kemp was born on 30 April 1889, in Prahran, Victoria, Australia, her father, William James Kemp, was 35 and her mother, Emily SANGWELL, was 29.

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William James Kemp
Charles Augustus Kemp
Mathew James Kemp
Thomas Leslie Kemp
Emily Willamina Beatrice Kemp

Sources (1)

  • Emily Willamina Beatrice Kemp, "Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (4)

World Events (3)


Age 3

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.


Age 12

First Federal election.


Age 12

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

Name Meaning

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 ancient Germanic campo ‘warrior’, which is the source of the Dutch and North German name, corresponding to High German Kampf .

Dutch and North German (North Rhine-Westphalia): from the personal name Kempe, Kampe; see 1 above.

Dutch and Flemish: 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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