Lamb Family History

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Lamb Name Meaning

English: from Middle English lamb, a nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm. English: from a short form of the personal name Lambert. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain (see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: ‘The form Lamb(e), which results from a more than usually absurd pseudo-translation (uan ‘lamb’), is now much more numerous than O’Loan itself.’ Possibly also a translation of French agneau.

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


Similar surnames: Lamm, Lam, Lau, Lark, Ramm, Game, Garb, Laib, Lapp, Camm

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Lamb Family Origin

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Lamb Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lamb. 35% of Lamb men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Lamb women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lamb were Laborer and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Machinist
    5%
  • Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Nurse
    9%
  • Operator
    9%

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

Lamb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 557,000 census records available for the last name Lamb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lamb 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 59,000 immigration records available for the last name Lamb. 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 75,000 military records available for the last name Lamb. For the veterans among your Lamb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lamb Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lamb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lamb in 1940 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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