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Cameron Family History

Cameron Name Meaning

Scottish:: in the Highlands it is usually a nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked bent’ + sròn ‘nose’. in the Lowlands it is also a habitational name from any of various places called Cameron especially in Fife.

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


Similar surnames: Cambron, Camero, Catton, Canedo, Camerino, Caperton, Caron, Calderon

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Where is the Cameron family from?

You can see how Cameron families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cameron family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cameron families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 93 Cameron families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Cameron's in USA. New York had the highest population of Cameron families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cameron surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cameron ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cameron. 14% of Cameron men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Cameron women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cameron were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 347,000 immigration records available for the last name Cameron. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 94,000 military records available for the last name Cameron. For the veterans among your Cameron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cameron lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cameron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cameron in 1940 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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