Dame Name Meaning

English and French: from Old French dame ‘lady’ (Latin domina ‘mistress’), originally a nickname for a foppish man or a title of respect for a widow. It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a lady.

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

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Dame Family Origin

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Dame Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dame. The most common Dame occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Dame's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dame family was Carpenter.

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Dame Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Dame life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dame in 1940 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dame

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