The surname Kimmer 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 Kimmer family
The surname Kimmer 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.
Early History of the Kimmer family
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Kimmer 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 Kimmer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kimmer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Carl Kammer, who arrived with his family in New York city in 1850; Daniel Kammer, who came to Philadelphia in 1768; Hans Peter Kammer, who took an oath of allegiance to the state of Pennsylvania in 1772.