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OTHER FORMS: Kemnat, Kemnath, Keinrath
CONTRIBUTOR: David Keinath on 3/8/2009
Meaning & History
Possibly a variant of Keinrath
, from the personal name Konrad
Swabian from medieval Latin caminata
(camera) ‘room with a fireplace (in medieval castles)’, which by extension came to a freestanding stone building for storage or a hostelry and hence a topographic name. In Germany a much more common form is Kemnat
, also a common place name.