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Kamrath Family History

Kamrath Name Meaning
German: of uncertain origin. It could be an occupational nickname for a miller, from Middle High German kamprat, Low German kamrat ‘cogwheel (in a mill)’. Alternatively, it could be a variant of Gamradt, Gamroth, an eastern German name of Slavic origin denoting a type of drinking vessel. It has also been suggested that an old personal name Gamerat (reflected for instance in Gahmuret, the name of Parzifal’s father in the courtly epic by Wolfram von Eschenbach) could be the source. A fourth possible source is the vocabulary word Kamerad ‘comrade’, a 16th-century loanword from French camarade, from Italian camerata, originally someone who shared the same room or quarters.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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5,258 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
594 Military Records
322 Immigration Records
2,463 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kamrath Families

  • Number of Kamrath families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kamrath Family Origin

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Kamrath Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kamrath

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Kamrath Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Kamrath

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