Henry Kelsey Kemp

Brief Life History of Henry Kelsey

When Henry Kelsey Kemp was born on 16 December 1860, in Hastings, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Kemp, was 26 and his mother, Frances Mary Goodsell, was 19. He died on 3 September 1862, at the age of 1, and was buried in Pioneer Children's Memorial, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Kemp
Frances Mary Goodsell
Alfred James Kemp
Henry Kelsey Kemp
Charles Edward Kemp
Lydia Frances Kemp
Sarah Nancy Kemp
George William Kemp
Sarah Hannah Kemp
Lucy Elisabeth Kemp
Jesse Sims Kemp
Joseph Edmond Kemp
Helen "Nellie" Margaret Kemp
Robert John Lucian Kemp
Delbert Arthur Kemp
Roy Leslie Kemp
Paul Kemp

Sources (8)

  • 1861 England Census
  • Henry Kelsey Kemp, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Henry Kelsey Kemp, "Find a Grave Index"

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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