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Alamo Family History

Alamo Name Meaning
Spanish and Portuguese (Álamo): from álamo ‘poplar’ (of uncertain origin), applied either as a topographic name or as a habitational name from any of several places in Spain and Portugal named with this word.

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

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24,493 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,650 Military Records
1,386 Immigration Records
9,376 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Alamo Families

  • Number of Alamo families
     33 - 64
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Alamo families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Alamo last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Alamo Family Origin

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Alamo Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Alamo

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Alamo Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Alamo census records

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Military Service by Alamo

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