Kamer Family History

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Kamer Name Meaning

Reduced form of Dutch van der Kamer or Verkamer: from kamer ‘room’, ‘chamber’, hence either a status name for a chamberlain or a topographic name for someone who lived in a single-room dwelling. Swiss German: variant of Kammer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Kammer ‘room’, ‘chamber’.

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


Similar surnames: Hamer, Kauer, Kamel, Kammer, Kamber, Kamen, Kramer, Kamper, Kader

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Kamer Family Origin

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Kamer Family Occupations

What did your Kamer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kamer. 25% of Kamer men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Kamer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kamer were Clerk and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%

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

Kamer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kamer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kamer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kamer. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 789 military records available for the last name Kamer. For the veterans among your Kamer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kamer Life Expectancy

What is the average Kamer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kamer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kamer in 1960 was 24, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kamer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kamer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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