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The lineage of the name Camm begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived on the bank of a river or stream named the of Cam. The surname Camm 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.

Camm Early Origins



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

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Camm Spelling Variations


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Camm Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Camm has undergone many spelling variations, including Cam, Camm, Camme, Caham, Cahm, Cahme and others.

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Camm Early History


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Camm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camm research. Another 570 words (41 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 Camm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Camm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Camm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Camm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Camm were among those contributors:

Camm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Camm, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1708
  • Mary Camm, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1708

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Contemporary Notables of the name Camm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Camm (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Frank Camm (1895-1976), American Executive Officer Artillery 78th Division (1942-1943)
  • Sir Sydney Camm (1893-1966), English aircraft designer
  • Frank Ambler Camm, Lieutenant General and Director of Tactical Nuclear Warfare for the United States State Department

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Camm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Camm 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 February 2016 at 14:20.

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