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Early Origins of the Kumar family

The surname Kumar was first found in Silesia, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Kumar family

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Kumar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Komar, Komer, Kommer, Komanauzky, Jasinski, Ckomanski, Komarnaiki, Komarzewski, Kommerstadt, Komorowski, Kometer and many more.

Early Notables of the Kumar family

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Kumar World Ranking

In the United States, the name Kumar is the 5,154th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 1 However, in Canada, the name Kumar is ranked the 660th most popular surname with an estimated 7,889 people with that name. 2 And in Australia, the name Kumar is the 351st popular surname with an estimated 10,255 people with that name. 3 New Zealand ranks Kumar as 155th with 3,259 people. 4

Migration of the Kumar family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Burly Komer, who arrived in New York in 1832; Christian Kommer, who settled in North America in 1844; Anna Komer, who came to New York, NY in 1848; John Komar, who came to Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1875 and 1906.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kumar (post 1700) +

  • Raj Kumar, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1978 5
  • K. V. Kumar, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2008 5
  • Praveen Kumar (1996-2024), Indian composer
  • Kamal Kumar (d. 2023), Fijian jurist who served as Chief Justice of Fiji from 2019 to 2023
  • P. R. Krishna Kumar (1951-2020), Indian ayurvedic physician and the founder of the AVP Research Foundation
  • Reghu Kumar (1953-2014), noted music composer from Kerala, India
  • Birinchi Kumar Barua (1908-1964), Indian folklorist, scholar, novelist, playwright, historian, linguist, educationist, administrator and eminent 20th century littérateur of Assam
  • Pranab Kumar Barua (1934-2024), Bangladeshi academic, awarded Ekushey Padak by the government of Bangladesh in 2019
  • Liton Kumar Das (b. 1994), Bangladeshi cricketer and the current vice-captain
  • Aman Kumar Verma (b. 1987), English footballer

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