Tamm Family History
Tamm Name Meaning
from a short form of the personal name Tancmar, composed of the Germanic thank ‘thought’ + mari, meri ‘famous’. habitational name from Tamm in southern Germany or Thamm, Damm(e) in northern Germany. The place names may derive from the personal name (see 1) or from Middle High German tam ‘dam’, ‘dike’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press