The name ‘Campbell’ originates from Scotland. it is a nickname derived from the Gaelic word ‘cam’ meaning crooked, bent and ‘beul’ meaning mouth. The surname was often rendered in legal documents as de bello campo ‘ of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being retranslated into Norman French as Beauchamp. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Campbell’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were the nickname was first borne by a ‘Gillespie O Duibhne’, who lived at the beggining of the 13th century, and was the founder of the ‘Campbell’ clan. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that two of the first settlers were two brothers of the name Campbell, who emigrated from Scotland in the 18th century, one … Coat of arms: Quarterly a gyrony of eight or and sable; second, argent a lymphad sails furled …
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