Elizabeth Kemp

Female21 February 1705–

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Kemp was christened on 21 February 1705, in Wadhurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Kemp, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Kemp, was 26.

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Family Time Line

George Kemp
1676–
Elizabeth Kemp
1680–1710
Moses Kemp
1702–
Elizabeth Kemp
1705–
George Kemp
1709–
John Kemp
1712–
William Kemp
1721–
John Kemp
1723–
Witherington Kemp
1725–

Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Kampe, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elizabeth Kempe, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1815

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

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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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