Name origin: In old English, a soldier, one engaged in single combat. The name is derived from the Saxon word to kemp or combat, at the present time a foot-ball match in Norfolkshire is called camping or kemping, also in some parts of Scotland the striving of reapers in the harvestfield is called kemping.

Thomas Kemp

b.abt.1354 Kent, England, parents ukn

    CHILDREN included:
  1. John Kemp b.abt.1390 d.March 22, 1454 bur.Canterbury
  2. Isabell Kemp b.abt.1427 Strelley, Nottinghamshire, England m.bef.1450 prob.Gloucestershire, England Robert Strelley

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