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Dam Name Meaning

Vietnamese ({D-}àm): unexplained. Other Southeast Asian: unexplained. Dutch, Swedish, and Danish: topographic name for someone living by a dam or pond (dam). Compare Dutch Van Dam.

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

Similar surnames: Sam, Kam, Ram, Dan, Lam, Dau, Cam, Damm, Damp, Dahm

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Where is the Dam family from?

You can see how Dam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dam family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dam families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 27 Dam families living in Quebec. This was about 39% of all the recorded Dam's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Dam families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dam surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dam ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Dam. 60% of Dam men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Tudiant
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Dam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dam 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Dam. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Dam. For the veterans among your Dam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dam lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Dam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Dam in 1964 was 83, and 72 in 2004.

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