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Cam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Cam belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived on the bank of a river or stream named the of Cam. The surname Cam is topographic in nature, the type of surname that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a river or stream. The surname also refers to the camb, which is the crest of a hill or a dike.


Early Origins of the Cam family


The surname Cam was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Cam family


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Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1162, 1184, 1205, 1214, 1221, 1275, 1320, 1326, 1500, 1633, 1716, and 1733 are included under the topic Early Cam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cam Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cam include Cam, Camm, Camme, Caham, Cahm, Cahme and others.

Early Notables of the Cam family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cam family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cam were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Cam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Cam who arrived in Maine in 1605
  • Mr. Cam, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Godfree Cam, who landed in Maryland in 1661 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Cam, who arrived in Maryland in 1661 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Cam, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Peter Cam, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Cam (post 1700)


  • Cam Salay, Canadian musician, former member of The Paperboys, a Canadian folk music band from Vancouver formed in 1991
  • Cam Paddock (b. 1983), Canadian professional ice hockey centre from North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Cam Nancarrow (b. 1945), Australian former squash player from Sydney
  • Cam Deas, English born musician
  • Cam Severson (b. 1978), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey centre
  • Cam Jeffrey Emig (b. 1970), American motocross racer
  • Cam Neely (b. 1965), Canadian NHL professional ice hockey right winger

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm


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