History of your Surname
Get access to Camm family records.Start a free trial

Camm Family History

Camm Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Caen in Normandy, France. English: habitational name from Cam in Gloucestershire, named for the Cam river, a Celtic river name meaning ‘crooked’, ‘winding’. Scottish and Welsh: possibly a nickname from Gaelic and Welsh cam ‘bent’, ‘crooked’, ‘cross-eyed’. Americanized spelling of German Kamm.

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

Similar surnames: Cam, Hamm, Ramm, Lamm, Cain, Cramm, Tamm, Gamm, Komm, Baum

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Camm family from?

You can see how Camm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Camm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Camm families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 242 Camm families living in Yorkshire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Camm's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Camm families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Camm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Camm ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Camm. 13% of Camm men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Camm women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Camm were Cotton Weaver and Domestic Servant. .

View Census Data for Camm | Data not to scale

*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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Cotton Weaver

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Camm family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Camm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Camm census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Camm

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Camm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Camm immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Camm. For the veterans among your Camm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Camm military records

You've only scratched the surface of Camm family history

Discover More

What is the average Camm lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Camm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Camm in 1958 was 70, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Camm

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Camm family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial