Cameron Family History

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Cameron Name Meaning

as a Highland clan name it is from a nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + sròn ‘nose’. in the Lowlands it is also a habitational name from any of various places called Cameron, especially in Fife.

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

Similar surnames: Cambron, Camero, Catton, Canedo, Camerino, Caperton, Caron, Calderon

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Cameron Family Origin

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Cameron Family Occupations

What did your Cameron ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cameron family was Servant. The most common Cameron occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Cameron's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cameron.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • School

  • Servant


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Cameron Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 754,000 census records available for the last name Cameron. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cameron 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 347,000 immigration records available for the last name Cameron. 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 94,000 military records available for the last name Cameron. For the veterans among your Cameron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cameron Life Expectancy

What is the average Cameron lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cameron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cameron in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cameron ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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