To my long-lost brother Kenneth Emmett Champie, born Apr. 4, 1944 in Napa County, CA: Your family has been looking for you for over 60 years. We would love to hear from you.
You know, the Champie family is unique in that there is no other family in the U.S. with the same name. So if you meet another Champie, you can call him or her "cousin". I'm Sigrid Nord-Champie, and I've been researching the Champie family for several years. I created this website to let all us Champies learn about and share our colorful family history. Please enjoy the site and feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions. I also encourage everyone to contribute their Champie family photos, records, articles, and stories so all of us can enjoy them.
Don't Know Where to Start?
Begin by checking out the Charles I page. He's the forefather of the clan, and that'll give you the main story. From there, you can browse the different pages where you can learn more about his relatives and descendants. Don't forget to upload your family photos and sign the guestbook before you leave. Don't find anything about your branch of the family? Then share your history!
Did you know that there is a whole branch of the family here in the U.S. whose name is Shampay? Both Champie and Shampay are variations of Champigny, which is the town in France where our ancestors lived. So if you meet a Shampay, you can call him or her cousin, too!