Camm Family History

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Camm Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Caen in Normandy, France. English: habitational name from Cam in Gloucestershire, named for the Cam river, a Celtic river name meaning ‘crooked’, ‘winding’. Scottish and Welsh: possibly a nickname from Gaelic and Welsh cam ‘bent’, ‘crooked’, ‘cross-eyed’. Americanized spelling of German Kamm.

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

Similar surnames: Cam, Hamm, Ramm, Lamm, Cain, Cramm, Tamm, Gamm, Komm, Baum

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Camm Family Origin

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Camm Family Occupations

What did your Camm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Waterman, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Camm. A less common occupation for the Camm family was Laborer. The most common Camm occupation in the USA was Waterman. 18% of Camm's were Watermans.

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  • Waterman

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Camm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Camm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Camm census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Camm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Camm. For the veterans among your Camm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Camm Life Expectancy

What is the average Camm lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Camm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Camm in 1958 was 70, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Camm ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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