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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.

Kemmer Early Origins



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.

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Kemmer Spelling Variations


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Kemmer 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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Kemmer Early History


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Kemmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kemmer research. Another 194 words (14 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.

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Kemmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kemmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kemmer 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:

Kemmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Nickel Kemmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Michael Kemmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749

Kemmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Kemmer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860
  • Adam Kemmer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • Jakob Kemmer, aged 22, arrived in Brazil in 1875
  • Catharina Kemmer, aged 55, landed in America in 1881

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kemmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kemmer (post 1700)



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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Kemmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kemmer 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 December 2015 at 10:37.

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