Fama Family History

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Fama Name Meaning

Southern Italian (Famà): from Greek phame ‘speech’, hence a nickname for a garrulous person. Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese: nickname from fama ‘rumor’ or ‘renown’.

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

Similar surnames: Lama, Rama, Faia, Faga, Fata, Fava, Fara, Sama, Basa, Game

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Fama Family Origin

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Fama Family Occupations

What did your Fama ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fama. 29% of Fama men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Fama women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fama were Presser and Dressmaker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Barber
  • Presser

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Dressmaker

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

Fama Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fama. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fama 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 Fama. 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 837 military records available for the last name Fama. For the veterans among your Fama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fama Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Fama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Fama in 1959 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

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