George William Kemp

June 1902–December 1964 (Age 62)
Foleshill, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George William

When George William Kemp was born in June 1902, in Foleshill, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Kemp, was 25 and his mother, Jemima Thompson, was 26. He married Annie Waterton in December 1926, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in December 1964, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 62.

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George William Kemp
Annie Waterton
Marriage: December 1926

Spouse and Children

December 1926
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    George Kemp






    Ethel Kemp


    Sidney Kemp


World Events (7)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 2

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 6

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

Age 19

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

Name Meaning

1 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 Germanic campo ‘warrior’, which is the source of the Dutch and North German name, corresponding to High German Kampf .2 Dutch: 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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