Meaning Crooked mouth - from cam, crooked, and beul, the mouth. The family can be traced to the beginning of the fifth century, and are said to have been possessed of Lochore in Argyleshire in the time of Fergus IT. Sir Colin Campbell of Lochore was called Sir Colin More, or great.
Wry-mouth, the man whose mouth inclined a little on one side; from 'cam,' crooked, distorted, and 'beul,' the mouth. This ancient family may be traced as far back as the beginning of the fifth century, and is said to have been possessed of Lochore, in Argyleshire, as early as the time of Fergus II. Sir Colin Campbell, of Lochore, flourished toward the end of the thirteenth century, and was called Sir Colin More, or Colin the Great. His descendants were called by the Irish McCallen, that is, the descendants of Colin.
Crooked mouth.
Origin Scottish, Celtic, Gaelic, Irish, Jewish, Spanish, French, Native American, Chilean, Gaelic, Falkland, Ugandan, Austrian, Belgian, South african

Rank 43 (2000 US census) 46 (1990 US census)
Count 371,953 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 76.47%, or 284432 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 19.13%, or 71155 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.43%, or 1599 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.65%, or 2418 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.67%, or 6212 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.65%, or 6137 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Longest last names

The 2000 USA census contains more than 150,000 surnames. The longest surnames contain 15 characters each. There are 23 names like that. There could be more of those last names in reality. Firstly because it has been 10+ years since the survey and we could have gotten...

Longest baby names

The longest first name, consisting of 12 characters, from the baby names reported since the year 1880 in the United States is Francisquita.

There are three names consisting of 11 characters: Christopher, Margueritta, and Margueritte

Russian middle names

As with many things that are 'Russian,' neither child nor his parents has much choice in picking the name. It is purely patronymic and generally predefined at the time when the child is born or even rather conceived. The name is derived from the child's father's first...

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