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Damask Family History

Damask Name Meaning
English: presumably an occupational name for someone who sold damask, a richly woven material of a kind originally made in Damascus. The English word also came to denote a rich pink color, and it is possible that the surname arose as a nickname with reference to someone’s complexion.

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

2,826 Historical Documents with Damask on Ancestry.com
900 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
221 Military Records
73 Immigration Records
730 Census and Voter Lists
902 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Damask Families

  • Number of Damask families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Damask last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Damask Family Origin

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Damask Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Damask

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Damask Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Damask

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