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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



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 [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)
  • Mary Camm, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1708 [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)

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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) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 3) Frank Camm. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Camm/Frank/USA.html
  • 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Frank Camm. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) Frank Camm. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/frank-a-camm-army-lieutenant-general/2012/02/06/gIQAvjfquQ_story.html

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Citations


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  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. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 3) Frank Camm. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Camm/Frank/USA.html
  3. ^ Frank Camm. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) Frank Camm. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/frank-a-camm-army-lieutenant-general/2012/02/06/gIQAvjfquQ_story.html

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. 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 8 April 2017 at 17:56.

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