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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kemper

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  • A submission from Canada says the name Kemper means "Warrior" and is of German origin.
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  1. Quimper

Notable Persons Named Kemper

Kemper was born on October 23rd, 1941.

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Kemper Crabb is a musician. He was most prominent from 1982 to present.

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Kemper was born on May 8th, 1919. He left this life on December 25th, 2009.

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Kemper was born on April 28th, 1906. He died on December 24th, 1997.

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Kemper was born on June 2nd, 1887 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Kemper is also known as Yancey, Kemper Winsborough; Yancey, Kemper W.; Yancey, and K. W.. He passed away on February 17th, 1957.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kemper

Ellie Kemper is an actress, comedian, and writer. She has been prominent since 2003. Ellie was given the name Elizabeth Claire Kemper on May 2nd, 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Ellie is also known as Elizabeth Claire Kemper.

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Edmund Kemper is a criminal. Edmund is also known as Big Ed, The Co-ed Killer, and The Co-ed Butcher.

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Carrie Kemper is a screenwriting, novelist, and television writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to 2007. Carrie was born in United States.

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William was born on November 3rd, 1866. He passed away on January 19th, 1938.

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Helen was given the name Helen Robson Kemper on December 3rd, 1919 in Claremore, Oklahoma. She breathed her last breath on April 19th, 2007.

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James L. Kemper was a Governor of Virginia. His military service ended in 1848. James was born on June 11th, 1823 in Madison County, Virginia. He left this life on April 7th, 1895.

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How popular is the baby name Kemper in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1913 6 0 6
1915 13 0 13
1916 7 0 7
1917 6 0 6
1918 13 0 13
1919 13 0 13
1920 9 0 9
1921 12 0 12
1922 5 0 5
1923 11 0 11
1924 8 0 8
1926 8 0 8
1927 9 0 9
1928 6 0 6
1929 8 0 8
1930 6 0 6
1931 5 0 5
1932 5 0 5
1934 7 0 7
1935 7 0 7
1936 5 0 5
1937 7 0 7
1940 11 0 11
1941 8 0 8
1942 5 0 5
1943 6 0 6
1944 10 0 10
1946 8 0 8
1947 17 0 17
1948 6 0 6
1949 7 0 7
1950 7 0 7
1951 7 0 7
1953 8 0 8
1954 15 0 15
1955 10 0 10
1956 7 0 7
1957 8 0 8
1958 5 0 5
1959 7 0 7
1960 11 0 11
1961 8 0 8
1962 10 0 10
1963 10 0 10
1964 7 0 7
1965 6 0 6
1966 7 0 7
1967 14 0 14
1968 8 0 8
1970 8 0 8
1971 11 0 11
1972 7 0 7
1973 10 0 10
1975 8 0 8
1978 7 0 7
1979 5 0 5
1982 5 0 5
1983 8 0 8
1984 5 0 5
1985 12 0 12
1986 9 0 9
1987 5 0 5
1988 7 0 7
1990 7 0 7
1991 12 0 12
1992 11 0 11
1993 7 0 7
1994 7 0 7
1995 12 0 12
1996 10 0 10
1997 13 0 13
1998 10 0 10
1999 16 6 10
2000 8 0 8
2001 13 0 13
2002 11 0 11
2003 21 6 15
2004 55 0 55
2005 63 5 58
2006 64 7 57
2007 57 8 49
2008 52 8 44
2009 77 7 70
2010 60 7 53
2011 61 13 48
2012 66 6 60
2013 68 18 50
2014 65 23 42
2015 65 11 54
2016 52 13 39
2017 60 17 43

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Popularity of Kemper as a first name

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Popularity of Kemper as a last name

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Common last names for Kemper

  • Moore
  • Smith

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kemper U.S.
  White 89.45% 64.26%
  African American 5.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kemper

People with the last name Kemper are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kemper

  • How Popular is the name Kemper? Kemper is the 7,984th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kemper was the 3,401st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kemper have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,544 babies born with the first name Kemper in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kemper to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kemper? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kemper first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kemper is Sunday, June 22nd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Kemper born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kemper was in 2009 with a total of 70 babies.
  • Random Kemper Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kemper is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Kemper: Your name in reverse order is Repmek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Permek. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kemper? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,518 people with the last name Kemper.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kemper? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Kemper as their last name.

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