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Cambria Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): habitational name from a place in Sicily called Cambria, probably of Arabic origin.

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

Similar surnames: Cambra, Camarda, Candia, Camerino, Cambio, Cambron, Ambriz, Camba

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Where is the Cambria family from?

You can see how Cambria families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cambria family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Cambria families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Cambria family living in Arkansas. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cambria's in the USA. Arkansas and 1 other state had the highest population of Cambria families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cambria surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cambria ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cambria. 21% of Cambria men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Cambria women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cambria were Salesman and Stitcher.

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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
  • Barber
  • Shoemaker
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Dressmaker
  • Secretary
  • Stitcher
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cambria. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cambria 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 Cambria. 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 663 military records available for the last name Cambria. For the veterans among your Cambria ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cambria lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cambria life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Cambria in 1957 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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