Kam Name Meaning

Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Dutch and Yiddish kam ‘comb’, hence a metonymic occupational name either for a comb maker or for a wool comber or fuller. Reduced form of Dutch van der Kam, from Middle Dutch kamme ‘brewery’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a brewery or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one. Reduced form of Dutch van Kam, a habitational name for someone from Chaam (formerly Kam) near Breda. Chinese : variant of Gan 1. Chinese : variant of Jin 1.

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


Similar surnames: Kan, Kamp, Kamm, Kay, Ram, Kau, Sam, Ham, Ramm, Kai

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Kam Family Origin

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Kam Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kam. The most common Kam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Kam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kam family was A Baker.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • A Baker

    7%

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Kam Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Kam Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Kam in 1959 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

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