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Famous Family History

Famous Name Meaning

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

8,496 Historical Documents with Famous on Ancestry.com
1,407 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
407 Military Records
129 Immigration Records
1,890 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Famous Families

  • Number of Famous families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Famous families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Famous last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Famous census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Famous Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Famous families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Famous Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Famous families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Famous

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Famous Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Famous census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Famous ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Famous Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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