Barbara Kam

1688–
Oberdiessbach, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Barbara

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

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Family Time Line

Christian Holly
1680–1748
Barbara Kam
1688–
Marriage: 1718
Jakob Holly
1718–1769
Anna Holly
1722–
Georg Holly
1723–1794

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1718
Erlenbach, Kaiserslautern, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
children

(3)

    Jakob Holly

    Male1718–1769Male

    Female1722–Female

    Georg Holly

    Male1723–1794Male

World Events (2)

1798

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.
1800

Age 112

Switzerland is one of the first industrialized countries in Europe.

Name Meaning

1 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.2 Reduced form of Dutch van der Kam, from Middle Dutch kamme ‘brewery’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a brewery or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one.3 Reduced form of Dutch van Kam, a habitational name for someone from Chaam (formerly Kam) near Breda.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Mrs Hooley - death:

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