"Crooked mouth" is one of many possiblilities that has been thrown out there
for consideration, but never proven. The other is "Campo Bello", Latin
meaning "pretty plain". The latter is a good possibility, especially
considering that we are finding people with the surname "Lee" (with DNA
matching that of the Campbells) coming from the village of "Belchamps" in
Southern England. Belchamps has the same meaning as "pretty plain", but
with the words in French with reverse order. We are also finding people by
the name of "Shamblin" with "Campbel-type" DNA, which again is suggestive of
"Champ bel", again borrowing from the French. In Dumfriesshire, there is a
community by the name of Shambellie, possibly a French bastardization of
"Caem baile", (lovely village). Or maybe it is "Caem bal laigh" (lovely
village of Lee).
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Subject: Re: Bel?
>"Campbell", possibly from "Caem Bel", meaning 'lovely Bel
I thought that Campbell meant "crooked mouth"?
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