Jamar Family History

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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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Jamar Family Origin

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Jamar Family Occupations

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. 15% of Jamar men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Jamar women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jamar were Clerk and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Attendant
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Hose Keeper
  • Laundry
  • Operator

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

Jamar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jamar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jamar 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 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 Card

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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Jamar Life Expectancy

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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