Barbara Kam

Oberdiessbach, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Barbara

Barbara Kam was born in 1688, in Oberdiessbach, Bern, Switzerland. She married Christen Holly in 1718, in Erlenbach, Kaiserslautern District, Bavaria, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Christen Holly
Barbara Kam
Marriage: 1718
Jakob Holly
Anna Holly
Jorg, George Holly

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1718Erlenbach, Kaiserslautern District, Bavaria, Germany
  • Children


    World Events (2)

    Age 110
    Revolution in Switzerland. Farmers in occupied territories become free citizens. Centralistic parliamentary republic according to French model. Occupation by French troops and some battles of Napoleon vs. Austria and Russia in Switzerland.
    Age 112
    Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Chi, Chun, Ho, Kam, Kwong, Ming, Cheung, Chi Leung, Chi Ping, Chun Hung, Eng, Hong.Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Dutch and Yiddish kam ‘comb’, hence a metonymic occupational name either for a comb maker or for a wool comber or fuller. Compare De Kam .Dutch (Van der Kam): from Middle Dutch kamme ‘brewery’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a brewery or an occupational name for someone who worked in one.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    De Kam

    Sources (1)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Mrs Hooley - death:

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