Klamm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the surname Klamm are uncertain. Most likely, it comes from the German word "klempern," meaning "to clamp, bolt or rivet," and as such, it would have been an occupational name for a tinker. Other possible origins include the German word "klem," meaning "tight or stingy," "klemer," meaning "day worker" or perhaps the surname was created from the personal (first) name Clemens.

Early Origins of the Klamm family

The surname Klamm was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Klamm family

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Klamm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Klempner, Klemperer, Klemper, Klempert, Klemptner, Klampfer, Klampferer, Klemen, Clemme, Klemer and many more.

Early Notables of the Klamm family (pre 1700)

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United States Klamm migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klamm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Michael Klamm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
  • Jacob Klamm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
Klamm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ph Jacob Klamm, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857 [1]


  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)


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