Jamar Family History
Jamar Name Meaning
Probably an altered spelling of the French surname Jamard, from the Germanic personal name Gamhard, of which the first element gam- may be a shortened form of gamal ‘old’ or gaman ‘joy’; the second element hard means ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. Northern Slovenian: topographic name for someone who lived in a cave or pit, from an agent derivative of jama ‘pit’, ‘cave’, ‘hole’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press