Camero name means a dweller in a hall or small apartment


This Spanish surname of CAMERO was an occupational name for a dweller in a hall or small apartment. This name is also spelt CAMERARIUS. In the 8th century, Spain fell under the control of the Moors, and this influence, which lasted into the 12th century, has also left its mark on Hispanic surnames. A few names are based directly on Arabic personal names. The majority of Spanish occupational and nickname surnames, however, are based on ordinary Spanish derivatives. Surnames as we know them today were first assumed in Europe from the 11th to the 15th Century. The employment in the use of a second name was a custom that was first introduced from the Normans. They themselves had not long before adopted them. It became, in course of time, a mark of gentler blood, and it was deemed a disgrace for gentlemen to have but one single name, as the meaner sort had. At first the coat of arms was a practical matter which served a function on the battlefield and in tournaments. With his helmet covering his face, and armour encasing the knight from head to foot, the only means of identification for his followers, was the insignia painted on his shield and embroidered on his surcoat, the flowing and draped garment worn over the armour. In Spain identifying patronymics are to be found as early as the mid-9th century, but these changed with each generation, and hereditary surnames seem to have come in slightly later in Spain than in England and France. As well as the names of the traditional major saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. For the most part these names are characteristically Hispanic. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled Spain between the mid- 5th and early 8th centuries. A noteable member of the name was Joachim CAMERARIUS (1500- 74) the German classical scholar, who changed his original name of Liebhard into CAMERARIUS, because his forefathers had been Kammerer (chamberlains) to the bishops of Bamberg. He produced several editions of the classical authors, wrote a biography of Melanchthon (1566) and edited his letters (1569). ARMS – Argent three birds proper CREST – A bird as in the arms ORIGIN – SPAIN Created by Firstnamestore.com

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