History of the Campbell Family (Classic Reprint) ~ Paperback ~ Henry James Lee


Excerpt from History of the Campbell Family Guary and historian, Pinkerton, claims that the name is derived from a Norman Knight, styled de Campo Bello, who came to England with William the Conqueror in 1066. But in the Roll of Battle Abbey, a list of all the knights who composed the army of the Conqueror, the name of de Campo Bello does not appear. Further the appearance of the patronymic in Scottish record and ancient docu ments is always in the form which it still retains, although in the oldest writings it is spelled Cambel or Kambel. These names were, however, written by persons not acquainted with the individuals whose names they record. The manuscript account of the Battle of Halidon Hill, preserved in the British Museum, was written by an unknown English writer; while in the Ragman Roll, 1296, the name given to the collection of instruments by which the nobility of Scotland were compelled to subscribe allegiance to Edward I of England, the name is spelled Kambel by an English clerk. When written by a member of the family, at any period, the name does not appear otherwise than as Campbell. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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