A Scottish surname the Gaelic name â€˜Caimbeulâ€˜, which meant â€˜a wry or crooked mouth.â€™ The Scottish clan of Campbell started in the 1200s. Another form is MacCathmhaoil, which means â€˜son of the battle chieftainâ€˜.
In Scotland the surname of Campbell is very popular, ranked 6th highest in the region. Within England the Campbell name is mostly in the northern counties, especially in Lancashire county. The states of Illinois, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania have the most Campbell residents.
Another spelling of Campbell is Cambell, with no â€™pâ€™ letter.
Famous: Dave Campbell (baseball player and sports announcer), Glen Campbell (singer), Hugh Campbell (baseball from Ireland), Naomi Campbell (model and actress), Ken Campbell (English , actor, director and comedian), Thomas Campbell (19thcentury Scottish poet), Joe Campbell (Scottish footballer) and Robert Campbell (19th century Irish-American frontiersman).