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Cambre Name Meaning

French: Norman or Picard occupational name denoting someone who worked in the private quarters of his master, rather than the public halls of the manor, from c(h)ambre ‘room’.

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

Similar surnames: Camara, Cambron, Gambrell, Fabre, Camba, Combe, Cable, Camerer, Care

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Where is the Cambre family from?

You can see how Cambre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cambre family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cambre families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Cambre families living in Louisiana. This was about 94% of all the recorded Cambre's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Cambre families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cambre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cambre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cambre. 39% of Cambre men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Cambre women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cambre were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Mechanic
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Secretary
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cambre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cambre 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 416 immigration records available for the last name Cambre. 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 723 military records available for the last name Cambre. For the veterans among your Cambre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cambre lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cambre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Cambre in 1957 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

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