Lamar Family History

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Lamar Name Meaning

Possibly a variant spelling of French Lamarre. Possibly also Spanish: habitational name for someone from either of the two places called Mar in Asturias, probably named with mar ‘sea’ and the article la.

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

Similar surnames: Lamer, Lama, Jamar, Lamora, Hamer, Lamas, Labar, Laman, Lemar, Hamar

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Lamar Family Origin

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Lamar Family Occupations

What did your Lamar ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Entrepreneur and Cult (a) were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lamar. 20% of Lamar men worked as an Entrepreneur and 50% of Lamar women worked as a Cult (a). Some less common occupations for Americans named Lamar were Income and Servante

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Entrepreneur
  • Farmer
  • Gardener
  • Income

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cult (a)
  • Servante

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

Lamar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Lamar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lamar 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lamar. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Lamar. For the veterans among your Lamar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lamar Life Expectancy

What is the average Lamar lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lamar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lamar in 1944 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

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