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Where did the German Kimmeter family come from? What is the German Kimmeter family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kimmeter family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kimmeter family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Kometer, Kometser, Kohmestser, Kohmetser, Kimmeter, Kommeter and many more.

First found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kimmeter research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1584, 1620, 1626, 1670, 1818, and 1826 are included under the topic Early Kimmeter History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Kimmeter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Dietrich Kohmescher, who immigrated to Baltimore in 1834; John M. Kometscher, who was naturalized in Baltimore in 1854; and John Kemmeter, who settled in Cincinnati in 1869..

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  6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Kimmeter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kimmeter 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 2 October 2003 at 15:57.

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