Meaning of surname "Kamann"

  • 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.