Clamp Family History

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Clamp Name Meaning

English: possibly from Middle English clamp ‘clamp’, ‘brace’, ‘iron band’ (a borrowing from Middle Dutch, first recorded in the early 14th century). This may have been a metonymic occupational name for a smith who specialized in making clamps.

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

Similar surnames: Clapp, Clare, Kamp, Clary, Claar, Clark, Cap, Damp, Lapp, Cramp

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Clamp Family Origin

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Clamp Family Occupations

What did your Clamp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Clamp family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Lawyer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clamp. The most common Clamp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Clamp's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Lawyer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Clamp ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Clamp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Clamp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clampcensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Clamp. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Clamp. For the veterans among your Clamp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clamp Life Expectancy

What is the average Clamp lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Clamp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Clamp in 1961 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clamp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clamp ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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