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Camara Name Meaning

Portuguese ((da) Câmara) and Spanish (Cámara): from cámara ‘(main) room’ (from Latin camera), hence an occupational name for a courtier or servant who had access to the private living quarters of a king or noble.

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


Similar surnames: Cambra, Kamara, Camisa, Cantara, Cambre, Campana, Malara, Capra

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Where is the Camara family from?

You can see how Camara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Camara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Camara families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Camara families living in British Columbia. This was about 57% of all the recorded Camara's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Camara families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Camara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Camara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Camara. 22% of Camara men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Camara women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Camara were Clerk and Stitcher.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Weaver
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Spinner
    16%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Machine Operator
    9%
  • Stitcher
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Camara. 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 Camara. For the veterans among your Camara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Camara lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Camara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Camara in 1948 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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