Show ContentsKemmerer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Kemmerer 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 Kemmerer family

The surname Kemmerer 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 Kemmerer family

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Kemmerer 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 Kemmerer family

Notables with the surname Kemmerer 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...
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Kemmerer Ranking

In the United States, the name Kemmerer is the 14,277th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Kemmerer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kemmerer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Kemmerer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
Kemmerer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Kemmerer, who landed in America in 1831 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kemmerer (post 1700) +

  • Lisa Kemmerer, American academic, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Montana State University Billings
  • Russell Paul "Russ" Kemmerer (1930-2014), American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played from 1954 to 1963
  • Beatrice Kemmerer (1930-2013), American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League backup catcher and shortstop who played from 1950 through 1951
  • Constance Anne Kemmerer, American businesswoman and philanthropist, co-owner of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village
  • John L. "Jay" Kemmerer III (b. 1947), American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, co-owner of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Wyoming
  • Edwin Walter Kemmerer (1875-1945), American economist, from Scranton, Pennsylvania

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  2. 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) on Facebook