Kemmerling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Kemmerling 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 Kemmerling family

The surname Kemmerling 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 Kemmerling family

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

Kemmerling 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 Kemmerling family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Kemmerling 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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United States Kemmerling migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kemmerling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Kemmerling, aged 23, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
Kemmerling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elisabeth Kemmerling, aged 38, who arrived in America in 1859 [1]
  • Eva Maria Kemmerling, aged 24, who landed in America in 1865 [1]
  • Bernhard Kemmerling, aged 17, who arrived in America in 1866 [1]
  • Christina Graf Kemmerling, aged 31, who landed in America in 1867 [1]
  • Wilhelm Kemmerling, aged 27, who landed in Ohio in 1876 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kemmerling (post 1700) +

  • Warren J. Kemmerling (1924-2005), American actor, known for his roles in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Family Plot (1976) and The Execution of Private Slovik (1974)
  • C. Wesley Kemmerling, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Monroe County, 1916 [2]

  • August Kemmerling (1919-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

  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
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook
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