Damon Family History

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Damon Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the personal name Damon, from a classical Greek name, a derivative of daman ‘to kill’. Compare Damian. Respelling of the French surname D’Amont, a topographic name, with the preposition d(e) denoting someone who lived à mont ‘uphill’, i.e. on high ground above a village or settlement.

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

Similar surnames: Daron, Amon, Hamon, Daymon, Daman, Salmon, Amos, Kamin, Dalton

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Damon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Damon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Damon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Sweden


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Damon Family Origin

Where is the Damon family from?

Damon Family Occupations

What did your Damon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Damon. The most common Damon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Damon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Damon family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Damon Historical Records

What Damon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Damon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Damon census 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Damon. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Damon. For the veterans among your Damon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Damon Life Expectancy

What is the average Damon lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Damon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Damon in 1942 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Damon 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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