Kimm Family History
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Kimm Name Meaning
English: from a Middle English personal name, Kymme, which Reaney regards as a pet form of the Old English female personal name Cyneburh (see Kimbrough). Reduced form of Scottish McKim. German: probably a metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German kimme, a term denoting the notch in the staves of a barrel where the base is seated; by extension it also has the meaning ‘edge’, ‘horizon’ and in this sense may also have given rise to a topographic name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Imm, Timm, Kamm, Pimm, Ramm, Kumm, Kidd, Kamp, Hamm, Kind