Kamm Family History

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Kamm Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kamb(e), kam(me), German Kamm, Yiddish kam ‘comb’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a comb maker or more probably a wool comber or fuller. Kamm is also used to mean the crest of a mountain range, but it seems unlikely that the name is topographic.

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

Similar surnames: Kam, Kamp, Ramm, Kimm, Hamm, Lamm, Kumm, Damm, Baum, Kamin

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Kamm Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kamm. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kamm Family Origin

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Kamm Family Occupations

What did your Kamm ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kamm occupation in Canada was Tobacconist. 100% of Kamm's were Tobacconists.

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  • Tobacconist


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Kamm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Kamm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kamm 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kamm. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kamm. For the veterans among your Kamm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kamm Life Expectancy

What is the average Kamm lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kamm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kamm in 1953 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kamm 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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