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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

Similar surnames: Dace, Dome, Dade, Game, Dale, Hamel, Dane, Ramel, Gamel, Cale

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Where is the Dame family from?

You can see how Dame families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dame family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dame families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 60 Dame families living in New Hampshire. This was about 58% of all the recorded Dame's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Dame families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dame surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dame ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dame. 18% of Dame men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Dame women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dame were Clerk and Housework.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Dame. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dame 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dame. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Dame. For the veterans among your Dame ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dame lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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