Subject: Re: Buethe, Tricamo, Sclafani, Kemler
Author: Caitlin   (Authenticated as earthnut)
Date: September 2, 2007 at 2:10 AM
Reply to: Buethe, Tricamo, Sclafani, Kemler by Bob

From Oxford University Press "American Family Name Origins"

Italian (Sicily): habitational name from a place so called in the Palermo region, probably from Latin scaphula ‘little boat’, ‘skiff’.

Altered spelling of German Kemmler or Kämmler, occupational name for a comb maker or a wool comber, from Middle High German kamb(e) ‘comb’ + the agent suffix -(l)er.

Combing of wool is done after shearing the wool off the sheep.

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