Kamm Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kamb(e), kam(me), German Kamm, Yiddish kam ‘comb’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a comb maker or more probably a wool comber or fuller. Kamm is also used to mean the crest of a mountain range, but it seems unlikely that the name is topographic.

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


Similar surnames: Kam, Kamp, Ramm, Kimm, Hamm, Lamm, Kumm, Damm, Baum, Kamin

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Kamm Family Origin

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Kamm Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Butcher

    9%
  • Carpenter

    7%

In 1880, the most common Kamm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Kamm's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kamm family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kamm.

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Kamm Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Kamm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kamm in 1953 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kamm

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