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Kummer Family History

Kummer Name Meaning
from Middle High German kummer, kumber ‘grief’, ‘distress’, ‘trouble’, hence a byname for someone who had suffered some loss or other misfortune; or alternatively a topographic name of the same origin for a person living near a rubble heap. Kummer is also a slang word for a penitentiary, and in some instances the surname may have arisen as nickname for a prisoner or a jailer.possibly a derivative of the medieval personal name Kunemar, of which the first element is from Old High German kuoni ‘bold’ or chunni ‘people’ (see Konrad); the second is from Old High German mari ‘fame’, ‘glory’.

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

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Name Distribution of Kummer Families

  • Number of Kummer families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kummer families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kummer Family Origin

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Kummer Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kummer

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Kummer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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