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Fama Name Meaning

Italian (southern; Famà): from Greek phāmā ‘speech’ hence a nickname for a garrulous person. Italian Spanish and Portuguese: nickname from fama ‘rumor’ or ‘renown’. Albanian: nickname from famë (definite form fama) ‘fame reputation 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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Where is the Fama family from?

You can see how Fama families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fama family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Fama families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Fama family living in Alberta. This was about 25% of all the recorded Fama's in Canada. Alberta and 3 other provinces had the highest population of Fama families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fama surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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 USA 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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*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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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Barber
    10%
  • Presser
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Packer
    22%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Dressmaker
    16%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Fama lifespan?

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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