The surname Camire 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 Camire family
The surname Camire 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 Camire family
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Camire 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 Camire family (pre 1700)
Notables with the surname Camire 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... Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Camire Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Camire family to the New World and Oceana
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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