Campbell (surname)

Campbell (surname)

Campbell is a Gaelic surname of two separate origins. One comes from the family name of a Scottish clan, see Clan Campbell. A separate surname of Irish origins come from the Irish Mac Cathmhaoil meaning "son of the battle chieftain".

Within the United States, it is ranked as the 46th-most common surname. [U.S. Census Bureau; "Frequently Occurring First Names and Surnames From the 1990 Census, (Table) Name Files dist.all.last"; published May 9, 1995; ]

Notable persons named Campbell

* Several people named Duncan Campbell

Military and Politics

*Aileen Campbell, member of the Scottish Parliament
*Alastair Campbell, British political editor and spokesman
*Alex Campbell, Canadian Politician
*several people named Archibald Campbell
*Bill Campbell (California politician), American politician
*several people named Colin Campbell
*Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde, a British soldier
*Colin Campbell (Scottish politician), Member of the Scottish Parliament
*Frank Campbell, NYS Comptroller 1892-1893
*several people named George Campbell
*Gordon Campbell (Canadian politician), Premier of British Columbia
*Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Prime Minister
*Jack M. Campbell, Governor of New Mexico
*James W. Campbell, former member of Maryland House of Delegates
*Jane L. Campbell, the first female mayor of Cleveland, Ohio
*John Campbell (of Strachur), well-known Commander-in-Chief
*several people named John Campbell
*John B. T. Campbell III, American politician
*Kim Campbell, first female Prime Minister of Canada
*Menzies Campbell, former British Liberal Democrat leader
*several people named Robert Campbell
*several people named Thomas Campbell (disambiguation)
*William Campbell (general), militia leader at the Battle of King's Mountain and at the Battle of Guilford Court House
*William B. Campbell, governor of Tennessee


*Andy Campbell, English footballer
*Bill Campbell (baseball player), relief pitcher
*Brian Campbell, San Jose Sharks hockey player
*Cassie Campbell, Canadian former ice hockey player
*Clarence Campbell, president of the National Hockey League
*Colin Campbell (ice hockey), National Hockey League player and current NHL executive
*DJ Campbell, English footballer (soccer player)
*Dave Campbell, baseball announcer and former player
*Donald Campbell, Sir Malcolm's son
*Earl Campbell, NFL running back
*Elden Campbell, NBA player
*Greg Campbell, Australian cricketer
*Hugh Campbell (baseball), Irish baseball player
*Jim Campbell (baseball executive), baseball executive
*Kevin Campbell (footballer), English footballer
*Malcolm Campbell, British holder of world land and water speed records
*Michael Campbell, professional golf player, 2005 U.S. Open Champion
*Mike Campbell (first baseman), 19th century Irish baseball player
*Mike Campbell (pitcher), 20th century baseball player
*Preston Campbell, Australian rugby league player
*Sol Campbell, English footballer (soccer player)
*Tara Campbell, Canadian water polo player
*Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaican sprinter
*William C. Campbell, amateur golfer and former USGA president

Television and film

*Bruce Campbell, American actor of Scottish descent
*Campbell Brown, NBC-TV news announcer in the 2000s
*Carol Campbell (actress), German actress
*Christian Campbell, Canadian actor and brother of Neve Campbell
*Conchita Campbell, Canadian actress
*John Campbell (broadcaster), New Zealand Current Events television presenter on "Campbell Live"
*Graeme Campbell, Canadian film director
*Naomi Campbell, supermodel, actress and singer
*Neve Campbell, Canadian actress
*Nicky Campbell, critical Scottish TV journalist and presenter
*Norman Campbell, Canadian composer, director and Officer of the Order of Canada
*Patrick Campbell, 3rd Baron Glenavy, Irish-born British journalist, humorist and television personality
*Ryan Campbell, Australian cricketer
*Tisha Campbell-Martin, American actress
*Tim Campbell (actor), ex-"Home And Away" star, partner of singer Anthony Callea and host of "Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune"
*Vernon Campbell, American actor
*William Campbell (film actor), American actor

Music, art, and literature

*Alex Campbell, Scottish folk singer
*Ali Campbell, singer-songwriter of the reggae band UB40
*Eddie Campbell, Graphic Novelist, Artist
*Glen Campbell, country music artist
*Glenn Ross Campbell, rock guitarist
*Ian Campbell (vocalist), quebec's extreme-metal act: Descend into nothingness
*Isobel Campbell, musician
*J. Scott Campbell, comic book artist
*Jimmy Campbell (musician), singer-songwriter from Liverpool
*Jimmy Campbell (author), author of the "Tower Above All" books
*John Campbell, bassist of the heavy metal band Lamb Of God
*John Francis Campbell, (1822-1885) Celtic scholar
*John W. Campbell, editor of science fiction magazine "Astounding Stories"
*Phil Campbell (musician), guitarist of the heavy metal band Motörhead
*Ramsey Campbell, British horror writer
*Reginald Campbell, British writer
*Roy Campbell (musician), jazz trumpeter
*Roy Campbell (poet), South African poet and critic
*Tevin Campbell music artist
*Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet
*Beck (born Bek Campbell), musician
*Steve Campbell (artist), New Glasgow Boy

cience and education

*Archibald George Campbell (1880-1954), Australian ornithologist
*Archibald James Campbell (1853-1929), Australian ornithologist
*Colen Campbell, Scottish neo-Palladian architect
*Colin Campbell (geologist), oil industry analyst
*Colin Campbell (academic), Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham
*Donald T. Campbell, American professor of psychology and education
*George Ashley Campbell, American pioneer in the theory of electronic filters
*George Campbell Jr., President of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
*John Francis Campbell, Celtic scholar
*Joseph Campbell, mythologist
*Mary Schmidt Campbell, Dean of Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
*Murray Campbell, computer scientist
*Neil Campbell (scientist), American Scientist and Textbook Author
*Reginald Campbell Thompson, British archaeologist
*John Edward Campbell, mathematician known for the Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff


*Alexander Campbell, American religious figure and a leader of the Restoration Movement
*Ffyona Campbell, British woman who was the first woman to walk around the world
*Patrick Campbell (INLA member)
*Thomas Lopton Campbell Jr., 19th century American pioneer and Texas Ranger
*William D. Campbell, awardee of the Bronze Wolf in 1939
*Maria Campbell, Native American author of Canadian descent.

ee also

*Clan Campbell, a Scottish clan
*Clan Campbell of Cawdor, a Scottish clan


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