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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Family Time Line

William James Kemp
1855–
Emily SANGWELL
1859–
Charles Augustus Kemp
1884–1955
Mathew James Kemp
1893–
Thomas Leslie Kemp
1886–1908
Emily Willamina Beatrice Kemp
1889–

Sources (1)

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

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (4)

World Events (3)

1892

Age 3

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

1901

Age 12

First Federal election.

1901

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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