The surname Kemler 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 Kemler family
The surname Kemler 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.
Early History of the Kemler family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kemler research.Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1346, 1796, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Kemler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kemler 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 Kemler family (pre 1700)
Notables with the surname Kemler 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... Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kemler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kemler family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kemler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Kemler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Kemler (post 1700)
- Joan R. Kemler, American Democrat politician, Connecticut State Treasurer, 1986-87; Appointed 1986 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html