Kemmer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Kemmer 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 Kemmer family

The surname Kemmer 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.

Important Dates for the Kemmer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kemmer research. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1657, 1810, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Kemmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kemmer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kemmer family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Kemmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kemmer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kemmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Nickel Kemmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Michael Kemmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
Kemmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Kemmer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860 [1]
  • Adam Kemmer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]
  • Jakob Kemmer, aged 22, who arrived in Brazil in 1875 [1]
  • Catharina Kemmer, aged 55, who landed in America in 1881 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kemmer (post 1700)

  • Robert W. Kemmer, American Democrat politician, Member of Tennessee State Senate 9th District, 1947 [2]
  • Peter Kemmer (1793-1871), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1843-44 [2]
  • Bryan Kemmer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1940 [2]

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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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