Baltimore Family History

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Baltimore Name Meaning

American: apparently from the city in MD or from the title of the English Barons Baltimore, borne by members of the Calvert family, who were Lords Proprietors of the colony of MD in the 17th century and for whom the state capital was named. As a family name, Baltimore seems to have originated in America (appearing in VA in the 1660s). There is no record of any Calvert descendants having assumed the title as a surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Barmore, Cullimore, Balthrop, Wilmore, Atmore, Patmore, Belmore

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Baltimore Family Origin

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Baltimore Family Occupations

What did your Baltimore ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Baltimore occupation in Canada was School. 60% of Baltimore's were Schools. A less common occupation for the Baltimore family was Merchant. School and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Baltimore.

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  • School

  • Farm Laborer

  • Merchant


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Baltimore Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Baltimore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baltimore census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Baltimore. 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 Card

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Baltimore. For the veterans among your Baltimore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Baltimore Life Expectancy

What is the average Baltimore lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Baltimore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Baltimore in 1941 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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