Kemmler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Kemmler 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 Kemmler family

The surname Kemmler 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.

Important Dates for the Kemmler family

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

Kemmler 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 Kemmler family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Kemmler 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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Kemmler migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kemmler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Maria Kemmler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Johann Heinrich Kemmler, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
Kemmler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Kemmler, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]
  • Gottlab Kemmler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1865 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kemmler (post 1700)

  • Monte Kemmler, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 9th District, 1996 [2]


  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
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