Gamez Family History

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Gamez Name Meaning

Spanish (Gámez): patronymic from Gamo, a personal name of unexplained origin.

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

Similar surnames: Gomez, Tamez, Gamet, Yanez, Games, Game, Galvez, Gaber, Gares, Gaden

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Gamez Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gamez name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gamez. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Gamez Family Origin

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Gamez Family Occupations

What did your Gamez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gamez occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Gamez's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Gamez family was Tomal Seller. Carpenter, Farm Laborer and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gamez.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Teamster

  • Tomal Seller


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gamez ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gamez Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gamez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gamez 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Gamez. 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 915 military records available for the last name Gamez. For the veterans among your Gamez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gamez Life Expectancy

What is the average Gamez lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gamez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gamez in 1945 was 39, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gamez 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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