Kamath Family History
Kamath Name Meaning
India (Goa and Karnataka): Hindu (Brahman) name found among the Saraswat Brahmans of Goa, and particularly in coastal Karnataka. It is from Old Konkani kamati, kamati ‘cultivator’, from kamata ‘cultivation’, ‘cultivated land’ (a derivative of Sanskrit karma ‘work’) + the agent suffix -i, -i. In Kannada, kamata denoted in particular cultivation which a landowner carried out using his own stock but the labor of others.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press