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Lam Family History

Lam Name Meaning
Chinese : variant of Lin 1.Chinese : variant of Lan.Vietnamese (Lâm): unexplained.Dutch and North German: from a short form of the personal name Lambert.Danish: nickname for a gentle person, from Old Norse lamb ‘lamb’, or possibly for a lame man, Old Norse lami.

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

184,141 Historical Documents with Lam on Ancestry.com
60,061 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,622 Military Records
50,848 Immigration Records
27,655 Census and Voter Lists
33,955 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Lam Families

  • Number of Lam families
     40 - 77
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lam families
     33 - 64
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lam families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lam Family Origin

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Lam Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lam

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Lam Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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