Dame Family History

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Dame Name Meaning

English and French: from Old French dame ‘lady’ (Latin domina ‘mistress’), originally a nickname for a foppish man or a title of respect for a widow. It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a lady.

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


Similar surnames: Dace, Dome, Dade, Game, Dale, Hamel, Dane, Ramel, Gamel, Cale

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Dame Family Origin

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Dame Family Occupations

What did your Dame ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Cultivateur were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dame. 16% of Dame men worked as a Cultivateur and 15% of Dame women worked as a Cultivateur. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dame were Miner and At Home

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Journalier
    6%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
    15%
  • Institutrice
    10%
  • Revenuer
    10%
  • At Home
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dame Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Dame. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dame 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dame. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Dame. For the veterans among your Dame ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dame Life Expectancy

What is the average Dame lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dame life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dame in 1940 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dame

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dame 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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