Kammerer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Kammerer 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 Kammerer family

The surname Kammerer 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.

Important Dates for the Kammerer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kammerer research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1346, 1796, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Kammerer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kammerer Spelling Variations

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 Kammerer family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Kammerer 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 Kammerer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kammerer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kammerer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Fredery Kammerer, who settled in Louisiana in 1721 with his four children
  • Joh Ludwig Kammerer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Jacob Kammerer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Bastian Kammerer and Peter Kammerer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751
  • Christian Kammerer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kammerer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Salomon Kammerer, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Joseph Kammerer, who landed in New York in 1835 [1]
  • George Adam Kammerer, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1845 [1]
  • Stanilaus Kammerer, aged 39, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Philipp Kammerer, aged 16, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kammerer (post 1700)

  • Carlton Cordell Kammerer (b. 1937), former American NFL football defensive end
  • J "Fritz" Kammerer (1897-1986), son of the pioneer Joseph Kammerer, became a state senator of South Dakota, president of the Federal Land Bank in the 1930s, and at the age of 83 was still president of an insurance company as well as a bank director
  • Paul Kammerer (1880-1926), once the most renowned Viennese biologist of the 1920s, who is known as the last great Lamarkian biologist. His career came to an abrupt end because of fraudulent experiments, but he was defended by the famous Arthur Koestler in his popular book "The Case of the Midwife Toad"
  • Zoltán Kammerer (b. 1978), Hungarian sprint canoeist who has competed in four Summer Olympics, winner of three gold medals

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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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