Kummer Family History
Kummer Name Meaning
German and Swiss German: from Middle Low German kummer Middle High German kumber kummer ‘grief distress trouble; rubble building debris’ in Middle Low German also ‘arrest prison’ hence a nickname for someone who had suffered some loss or other misfortune; alternatively a topographic or an occupational name for a person living near or working at a (stone) rubble heap; in some cases in northern Germany for a person in charge of legal actions such as seizures and arrests. German and Swiss German: possibly also a derivative of the medieval personal name Kunemar of which the first element is from Old High German kuoni ‘bold’ or chunni ‘people’ (see Konrad ); the second is from Old High German māri ‘fame glory’. Germanized form of Sorbian Komor and Komar: from Upper Sorbian komor Lower Sorbian komar ‘gnat mosquito’ (see Kommer ). In some cases also a Germanized form of Slovenian Kumer .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022