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Jamaica Family History

Jamaica Name Meaning

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

13,802 Historical Documents with Jamaica on Ancestry
5,278 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,727 Military Records
2,523 Immigration Records
449 Census and Voter Lists
1,825 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Jamaica Families

  • Number of Jamaica families
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Jamaica last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Jamaica last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Jamaica census records

You can see how Jamaica families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

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

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Jamaica Family Origin

Find out where people with the family name Jamaica lived before coming to the United States. Using Ancestry, you can search through passenger arrival records, naturalization records, border crossings, emigration records, passport applications, and even convict transportation records.

Average Life Expectancy for Jamaica

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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.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Jamaica Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Jamaica census records

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

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

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Jamaica 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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