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Cambra Name Meaning

Catalan, Galician, and Portuguese: from Catalan cambra, a variant of Galician and Spanish Cámara or a variant of Portuguese Câmara (see Camara). Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from any of several places called Cambra, for example in Viseu, Portugal.

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

Similar surnames: Camba, Camara, Lamora, Cambria, Campa, Cabral, Cambron, Camisa

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Where is the Cambra family from?

You can see how Cambra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cambra family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Cambra families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Cambra families living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Cambra's in the USA. California had the highest population of Cambra families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cambra surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cambra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cambra. 32% of Cambra men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Cambra women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cambra were Foreman and Seamstress.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Spinner
  • New Worker
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Cambra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cambra 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cambra. 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 833 military records available for the last name Cambra. For the veterans among your Cambra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cambra lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Cambra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cambra in 1949 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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