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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. This surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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You can see how Kamm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kamm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kamm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Kamm families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 53% of all the recorded Kamm's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Kamm families in 1911.
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What did your Kamm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kamm. 100% of Kamm men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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