History of your Surname
Get access to Kamen family records.Start a free trial

Kamen Family History

Kamen Name Meaning

Slavic (e.g. Czech Kámen or Slovak Kamen), German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a Slavic word meaning ‘stone’ or ‘rock’ (see Kamin), either directly, as a nickname, topographic name, or ornamental name, or indirectly as a habitational name for someone from Chemnitz (Slavic Kamenice), near the Czech border with Germany, or from one of the many other places in eastern Europe named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Kamel, Kalen, Kamin, Kamer, Kaden, Kampen, Hamer, Kamens, Kade, Kamp

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Kamen family from?

You can see how Kamen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kamen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kamen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Kamen families living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kamen's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Kamen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kamen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kamen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kamen. 19% of Kamen men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Kamen women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kamen were Lawyer and Housewife. .

View Census Data for Kamen | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Lawyer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Secretary
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Kamen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kamen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kamen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Kamen

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kamen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Kamen immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Kamen. For the veterans among your Kamen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kamen military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kamen family history

Discover More

What is the average Kamen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kamen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kamen in 1955 was 51, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kamen

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Kamen family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial