Iams Family History

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Iams Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Possibly a result of misdivision of the English surname Williams, taken as Christian name and surname: ‘Will Iams’. Alternatively it may be an altered spelling of Eames.

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


Similar surnames: Amos, Ramm, Ijams, Iiams, Amy, Mays, Laas, Ambs, Mars, Hamm

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Iams Family Origin

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Iams Family Occupations

What did your Iams ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Iams. A less common occupation for the Iams family was Blacksmith. The most common Iams occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Iams's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farming

    17%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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Iams Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Iams. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iams 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Iams. 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 Iams. For the veterans among your Iams ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Iams Life Expectancy

What is the average Iams lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Iams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Iams in 1955 was 39, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Iams 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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