Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Finnish of uncertain origin. : of uncertain origin. Possibly from an old Swedish personal name, Kaempe (from Swedish kämpe ‘soldier’, ‘hero’) + the common surname suffix -nen.
  • Finnish of uncertain origin. : Alternatively, it may be from a nickname based on kempas, kemppi, denoting a small insect, in particular the plant louse Psyllida + the common surname suffix -nen.