Barbara Kam

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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Christian Holly
Barbara Kam
Marriage: 1718
Jakob Holly
Anna Holly
Georg Holly

Spouse and Children

Erlenbach, Kaiserslautern, Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany


    Jakob Holly



    Georg Holly


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

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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