Dames Family History

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Dames Name Meaning

Variant of German Dahms.

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


Similar surnames: Damer, Daves, Dawes, Eames, Remes, Sames, Games, Danes, Ames, Domes

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Dames Family Origin

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Dames Family Occupations

What did your Dames ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dames family was Butcher. The most common Dames occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Dames's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dames.

View Census data for Dames | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Butcher

    5%

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

Dames Historical Records

What Dames family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dames. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dames census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Dames

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dames. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dames. For the veterans among your Dames ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dames Life Expectancy

What is the average Dames lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dames life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Dames in 1956 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dames

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dames 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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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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