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Cams History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Cams belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived on the bank of a river or stream named the of Cam. The surname Cams 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.


Early Origins of the Cams family


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

Early History of the Cams family


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Another 343 words (24 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 Cams History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cams Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cams include Cam, Camm, Camme, Caham, Cahm, Cahme and others.

Early Notables of the Cams family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cams family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cams were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Cams Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Cams, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)
  • Jeri Cams, aged 35, who landed in Texas in 1894 [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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Citations


  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)


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