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Damian Name Meaning

French, Spanish (Damián), Italian (Venice), Czech and Slovak (Damián), and Polish: from the medieval personal name Damian, Greek Damianos (from damazein ‘to subdue’). St. Damian was an early Christian saint martyred in Cilicia in ad 303 under the emperor Domitian, together with his brother Cosmas. In some accounts the brothers are said to have been doctors, and together they were regarded as the patrons of physicians and apothecaries. A later St. Damian lived in the 7th–8th centuries and was bishop of Pavia; he may have had some influence on the popularity of the personal name in Italy. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Damján or Damján or Slovenian Damjan, Damijan, cognates with 1. Jewish (from Poland): either an ornamental adoption of the Polish personal name Damian as a surname, or a habitational name from the village of Damiany in northeastern Poland.

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

Similar surnames: Fabian, Domian, Damas, Damon, Damiano, Demyan, Daman, Damiani, Dalin

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Damian Family Origin

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Damian Family Occupations

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In 1921, Labourer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Damian. 67% of Damian men worked as a Labourer and 50% of Damian women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Damian were Stenographer and Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Stenographer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Maid
  • Retired

*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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Passenger List

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Damian Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Damian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Damian in 1960 was 32, and 63 in 2004.

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