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Jama Name Meaning

Muslim: from a derivative of Arabic jami? ‘author’, ‘writer’ (literally ‘gatherer’). Nur-ud-Din Abdur Rahman Jami? (1414–92) was a Persian Sufi poet.

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


Similar surnames: Jamal, Jamar, Hana, Dada, Basa, Baba, Tara, Gama, Sama, Jakab

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Jama Family Origin

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Jama Family Occupations

What did your Jama ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Watch Man were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Jama. The most common Jama occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Jama's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Watch Man

    50%

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

Jama Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Jama Life Expectancy

What is the average Jama lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Jama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Jama in 1963 was 66, and 33 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jama

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jama 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.

Famous Jama Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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