Kam Family History
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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