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Chamness Name Meaning

English (London): habitational name for someone from Champagne from Anglo-Norman French le champeneis Middle English champenais champeney. The name was originally freely interchangeable with the synonymous Champion This surname is now rare in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Garness, Chambless, Hanes, Chamlee, Anness, Channel, Magness, Henness

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Where is the Chamness family from?

You can see how Chamness families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chamness family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chamness families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Chamness families living in Indiana. This was about 48% of all the recorded Chamness's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Chamness families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chamness surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chamness ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chamness. 23% of Chamness men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Chamness women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chamness were Mechanic and Waitress. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Chamness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chamness 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 264 immigration records available for the last name Chamness. 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 Chamness. For the veterans among your Chamness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chamness lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Chamness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Chamness in 1961 was 58, and 71 in 2004.

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