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Jamar Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of the French surname Jamard, from the Germanic personal name Gamhard, of which the first element gam- may be a shortened form of gamal ‘old’ or gaman ‘joy’; the second element hard means ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. Northern Slovenian: topographic name for someone who lived in a cave or pit, from an agent derivative of jama ‘pit’, ‘cave’, ‘hole’.

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


Similar surnames: Amar, Lazar, Lamar, Haar, Hamer, Jamal, Lama, Pomar, Amaro, Naman

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Where is the Jamar family from?

You can see how Jamar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jamar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jamar families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Jamar families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 73% of all the recorded Jamar's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Jamar families in 1911.
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What did your Jamar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jamar. 29% of Jamar men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Jamar women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jamar were Attendant and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Attendant
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    28%
  • Operator
    19%
  • Hose Keeper
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 286 immigration records available for the last name Jamar. 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 876 military records available for the last name Jamar. For the veterans among your Jamar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jamar lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Jamar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Jamar in 1962 was 82, and 78 in 2004.

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