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Kamer Name Meaning

Reduced form of Dutch van der Kamer or Verkamer: from kamer ‘room’, ‘chamber’, hence either a status name for a chamberlain or a topographic name for someone who lived in a single-room dwelling. Swiss German: variant of Kammer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Kammer ‘room’, ‘chamber’.

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

Similar surnames: Hamer, Kauer, Kamel, Kammer, Kamber, Kamen, Kramer, Kamper, Kader

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Where is the Kamer family from?

You can see how Kamer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kamer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kamer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kamer family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Kamer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kamer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kamer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kamer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kamer. 25% of Kamer men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Kamer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kamer were Clerk and Secretary.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kamer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kamer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kamer. 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 Cards

There are 789 military records available for the last name Kamer. For the veterans among your Kamer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kamer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kamer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kamer in 1960 was 24, and 81 in 2004.

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