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Cameron Family History

Cameron Name Meaning
as a Highland clan name it is from a nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + sròn ‘nose’.in the Lowlands it is also a habitational name from any of various places called Cameron, especially in Fife.

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

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Name Distribution of Cameron Families

  • Number of Cameron families
     320 - 638
     107 - 319
     1 - 106
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cameron families
     436 - 870
     146 - 435
     1 - 145
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cameron families
     2,420 - 4,837
     807 - 2,419
     1 - 806
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cameron Family Origin

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Cameron Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Cameron

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Cameron Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Cameron Civil War Service Records

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