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Kammer Family History

Kammer Name Meaning

from Kammer ‘chamber’, ‘storage chamber’, ‘treasury’, hence an occupational name for a chamberlain or treasurer (see Kammerer). (Kämmer) occupational name for a comb maker or a wool comber or fuller, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kam(b), kam(me) ‘comb’.

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

Similar surnames: Kamler, Kemmer, Kamber, Kamer, Kimmer, Hammer, Kommer, Kummer, Ammer

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Where is the Kammer family from?

You can see how Kammer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kammer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kammer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 65 Kammer families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Kammer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kammer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kammer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kammer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kammer. 12% of Kammer men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Kammer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kammer were Truck Driver and Seamstress.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kammer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kammer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kammer. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Kammer. For the veterans among your Kammer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kammer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kammer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kammer in 1949 was 42, and 88 in 2004.

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