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Kamman Family History

Kamman Name Meaning

Reduced form of German Kampmann. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a comb maker or wool comber, from Yiddish kam ‘comb’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Kamm, Karman, Kalman, Damman, Kammann, Kelman, Waxman, Kurman

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Where is the Kamman family from?

You can see how Kamman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kamman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kamman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 36 Kamman families living in Ohio. This was about 35% of all the recorded Kamman's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kamman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kamman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kamman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kamman. 29% of Kamman men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Kamman women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kamman were Proprietor and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Salesman
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Servant
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kamman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kamman 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 456 immigration records available for the last name Kamman. 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 521 military records available for the last name Kamman. For the veterans among your Kamman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kamman lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kamman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kamman in 1954 was 51, and 58 in 2004.

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