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Bame Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Boehm or Behm.

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


Similar surnames: Bale, Baze, Bare, Base, Babe, Baize, Camm, Game, Bane, Baye

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Where is the Bame family from?

You can see how Bame families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bame family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bame families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Bame families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 39% of all the recorded Bame's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Bame families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bame surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bame ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bame. 24% of Bame men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Bame women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bame were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Spooler
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bame. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bame 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 509 immigration records available for the last name Bame. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bame. For the veterans among your Bame ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bame lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bame life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bame in 1958 was 23, and 81 in 2004.

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