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Adames Family History

Adames Surname Meaning

Spanish (of Basque origin): patronymic from the personal name Adame.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Adame, Adams, Adamec, Adami, Adamek, James, Adamic, Dawes, Ames, Ades

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Where is the Adames family from?

You can see how Adames families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adames family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Adames families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Adames families living in Quebec. This was about 30% of all the recorded Adames's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Adames families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Adames surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Adames ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Adames. 34% of Adames men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Adames women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Adames were Dairy Farmer and Domestic (daily General). .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
  • Shipyard Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Private Means
  • Domestic (daily General)
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Adames. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adames census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Adames. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 873 military records available for the last name Adames. For the veterans among your Adames ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adames lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Adames life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Adames in 1946 was 24, and 66 in 2004.

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