When William Ditton Camp was born on 22 February 1854, in Saratoga, New York, United States, his father, Royal Camp, was 26 and his mother, Mary E. Enos, was 24. He had at least 4 sons and 7 daughters with Amelia Gibbon. He lived in West Turin, Lewis, New York, United States in 1880 and Castorland, Lewis, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 5 October 1909, in Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States.
Dutch (also Van de Camp) and North German: from camp ‘enclosed, fenced, or hedged piece of land, field’, from Latin campus ‘plain’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a field. Compare Kamp .
English: from Middle English kempe ‘warrior’; see Kemp . The spelling Camp may be due to the influence of Old English camp ‘battle’ and campian ‘to fight’, or of Old French campion ‘warrior, champion’.
French: mainly southern form of Champ .