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Sunday, January 12th 2014, 5:11pm

Meaning of surname "Kamann"

I wonder where surname Kamann comes from. The family roots are supposed to be located in the areas of Soest or Hamm in Germany.



Location: Münsterland

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Sunday, January 12th 2014, 9:06pm

This name is not unusual for Westfalia and I came about it in our town too. The name is the shortened form of "KAMPMANN". The meaning for "Kamp" is just "field", so Kampmann or Kamman(n) indicates a house beneath a field. A lot of German family names just tell where a farm laid, wether within a settlement, near a bridge or a wood and so on.