Kamrath Family History

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Kamrath Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin. It could be an occupational nickname for a miller, from Middle High German kamprat, Low German kamrat ‘cogwheel (in a mill)’. Alternatively, it could be a variant of Gamradt, Gamroth, an eastern German name of Slavic origin denoting a type of drinking vessel. It has also been suggested that an old personal name Gamerat (reflected for instance in Gahmuret, the name of Parzifal’s father in the courtly epic by Wolfram von Eschenbach) could be the source. A fourth possible source is the vocabulary word Kamerad ‘comrade’, a 16th-century loanword from French camarade, from Italian camerata, originally someone who shared the same room or quarters.

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


Similar surnames: Kamradt, Kamprath, Gamroth, Barath, Garth, Kratz, Porath, Kamara

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Kamrath Family Origin

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Kamrath Family Occupations

What did your Kamrath ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kamrath. 33% of Kamrath men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Kamrath women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kamrath were Farm Labor and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Farm Labor
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kamrath Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kamrath. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kamrath 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 347 immigration records available for the last name Kamrath. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 627 military records available for the last name Kamrath. For the veterans among your Kamrath ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kamrath Life Expectancy

What is the average Kamrath lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kamrath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Kamrath in 1955 was 60, and 70 in 2004.

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