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The surname Kamer 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.

Kamer Early Origins



The surname Kamer was first found in Bavaria, where the name Kammer was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Kamer Spelling Variations


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Kamer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kammer, Kamer, Kammere, Kammeres, Kammers, Kammerr, Kammerrs, Kamerrs, Kamerr, Kammerer, Cammer and many more.

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Kamer Early History


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Kamer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kamer research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1657, 1810, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Kamer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kamer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kamer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kamer 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kamer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Wilhelm Kamer, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [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)

Kamer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernestina Kamer, aged 1, who landed in America from Nowosielitra, in 1893
  • Anna Kamer, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Gusta Kamer, aged 10, who landed in America, in 1895

Kamer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Dominik Kamer, aged 36, who settled in America from Sassel, Switzerland, in 1908
  • Abraham Kamer, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Israel Kamer, aged 20, who landed in America from Wloctawek, Russia, in 1910
  • Hersch Kamer, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Magierow, Austria, in 1911
  • Brancie Kamer, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Woinilow, Austria, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kamer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kamer (post 1700)



  • Nadja Kamer (b. 1986), Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer

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Kamer Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  11. ...

The Kamer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kamer 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 11 June 2012 at 08:07.

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