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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb De*camp"
  1. To break up a camp; to move away from a camping ground, usually by night or secretly.
  2. Hence, to depart suddenly; to run away; -- generally used disparagingly."The fathers were ordered to decamp, and the house was once again converted into a tavern." [Goldsmith.]

Etymology: F. décamper; pref. dé-L. dis) + camp camp. See Camp

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Leave suddenly ("She persuaded him to decamp")
  2. Run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
  3. Leave a camp ("The hikers decamped before dawn")
  • French décamper, Old French descamper.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Decamp

Rosemary DeCamp was an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1937 to 1937. Rosemary was born on November 14th, 1910 in Prescott, Arizona, U.S. She passed away on February 20th, 2001.


John DeCamp is a State Senator. John was born on July 6th, 1941 in Neligh, Nebraska.


She holds the title Viscountess Stansgate. Caroline was given the name Caroline Middleton DeCamp on October 13th, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. She passed away in 2000.


Joseph DeCamp was an artist. Joseph was born on November 5th, 1858. He passed away on February 11th, 1923.



C. M. DeCamp is a football player.


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Popularity of Decamp as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Decamp U.S.
  White 90.12% 64.26%
  African American 2.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.73% 16.26%

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People with the last name Decamp are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Decamp

  • How Popular is the name Decamp? As a last name Decamp was the 12,005th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Decamp first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Decamp is Wednesday, November 7th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Decamp? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Decamp. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Decamp: Your name in reverse order is Pmaced. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Adpmce. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Decamp? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,601 people with the last name Decamp.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Decamp? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Decamp as their last name since less than 1 person in 114k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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