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Alamo Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese (Álamo): from álamo ‘poplar’ (of uncertain origin), applied either as a topographic name or as a habitational name from any of several places in Spain and Portugal named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Lago, Lama, Amaro, Lalama, Alam, Alaimo, Llano, Alm, Adami, Alvaro

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Where is the Alamo family from?

You can see how Alamo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alamo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Alamo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Alamo family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Alamo's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Alamo families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alamo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alamo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Jornalero and Domstica were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Alamo. 36% of Alamo men worked as a Jornalero and 40% of Alamo women worked as a Domstica. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alamo were Farmer and Spooling.

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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

  • Jornalero
    36%
  • Labrador
    19%
  • Agricultor
    12%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Domstica
    40%
  • Sirvienta
    20%
  • Factory Work
    14%
  • Spooling
    14%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Alamo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alamo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Alamo. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Alamo. For the veterans among your Alamo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alamo lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Alamo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Alamo in 1942 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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