Camarda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Camarda family

The surname Camarda was first found in Provence where this illustrious family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Camarda family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camarda research. Another 426 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1426, 1546, 1656, 1680, 1750, 1789, 1791, 1800, and 1810 are included under the topic Early Camarda History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Camarda Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Camus, Camut, Camou, Camu, Camous, Gamu, Gamus, Gamou, Gamous, Le Camus, Le Camut, Le Camou, Le Camu, Le Camous, Le Gamu, Le Gamus, Le Gamou, Le Gamous, Camard, Camardo, Camardon and many more.

Early Notables of the Camarda family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the names at this time was Jean-Pierre Camus de Pontcarré (1584-1652), a French bishop, preacher, and author of works of fiction and spirituality. Étienne Le Camus (1632-1707), was a French cardinal, son of Nicolas le Camus, a state councillor. Camus Cognac is a brand of cognac that has been produced by five generations of the Camus family, since 1863 when Jean-Baptiste Camus organized a group of producers to sell cognac under the brand 'La Grande Marque'. Sébastien Le Camus (ca. 1610-1677) was a French composer...
Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Camarda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Camarda family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antoine Camus, aged 41; settled in Louisiana in 1719.


Contemporary Notables of the name Camarda (post 1700) +

  • Charles J. Camarda PH.D. (b. 1952), NASA Astronaut with over 333 hours in space [1]

Hillcrest Coal Mine
  • Mr. Joseph Camarda (1881-1914), Italian Bucker from Mammola, Reggio Calabria, Italy who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [2]


  1. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Charles Camarda. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/camarda.html
  2. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners


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