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Where did the German Kummer family come from? What is the German Kummer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kummer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kummer family history?The Kummer surname comes from the Middle High German "kummer," or "kumber," meaning "grief," "distress," or "trouble;" as such, it may have evolved from a nickname for someone who had suffered a loss or misfortune. "Kummer" is also slang word for a penitentiary, and it is possible that in some instances the surname may have arisen as nickname for a prisoner or jailer. There are also places named Kummer in Germany.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kummer, Kummerling, Kummerle, Kimmerle and many more.
First found in Augsburg, an imperial free city in Southern Germany, where an Ulrich Chumber was found in 1288.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kummer research. Another 83 words(6 lines of text) covering the years 1329, 1780, 1797, 1852, 1864, and 1879 are included under the topic Early Kummer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 26 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kummer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kummer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Kummer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Kummer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kummer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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