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Lamb Family History

Lamb Name Meaning
English: from Middle English lamb, a nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm.English: from a short form of the personal name Lambert.Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain (see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: ‘The form Lamb(e), which results from a more than usually absurd pseudo-translation (uan ‘lamb’), is now much more numerous than O’Loan itself.Possibly also a translation of French agneau.

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

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757,269 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
69,106 Military Records
52,305 Immigration Records
517,141 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Lamb Families

  • Number of Lamb families
     397 - 792
     133 - 396
     1 - 132
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lamb families
     1,082 - 2,161
     361 - 1,081
     1 - 360
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lamb families
     315 - 628
     106 - 314
     1 - 105
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lamb Family Origin

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Lamb Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lamb

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Lamb Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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