Show ContentsCamier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Camier is an occupational surname. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old German word "kämmerer," which means "chamberlain." A chamberlain was the person in charge of the noble household; to him would fall the duty of ensuring that the castle and court of the noble ran smoothly. This is a surname of office, a subset of the larger set of occupational names.

Early Origins of the Camier family

The surname Camier was first found in Swabia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Literally the name refers to the courtly administrative position of chamberlain.

Early History of the Camier family

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Camier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kammerer, Kaemmerer, Kaemmer, Kammer, Kammerherr, Kemmerer, Kaemmerling, Kaemmler, Kemmerling, Kemmler, Kamerer, Kamer, Cammerer, Caemmerer, Cammer, Camer, Camerer and many more.

Early Notables of the Camier family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Camier during this period were Jacob Friedrich Kammerer (b.1796), descendant of a line of prominent sieve makers around Stuttgart, who was one of the colorful figures of his time. He was self-taught in Greek, Latin, and chemistry, and was a talented player of the flute, clarinet, and piano. He was popularly known as the inventor of the phosphorescent match stick. In 1833 he was sentenced to two years imprisonment for taking part in the Frankfurt revolution. He escaped to Strassburg, where he built a silk hat factory. In Zurich he built a variety of factories producing match...
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Camier Ranking

In France, the name Camier is the 5,385th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Camier family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Fredery Kammerer, who settled in Louisiana in 1721 with his four children. Many Kammerers arrived in Philadelphia in 1751; including Bastian Kammerer and Peter Kammerer. Numerous Kammerers also emigrated to Brazil in 1876. Fred Kammerer arrived in Philadelphia around 1781.

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