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Jamar Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of the French surname Jamard, from the Germanic personal name Gamhard, of which the first element gam- may be a shortened form of gamal ‘old’ or gaman ‘joy’; the second element hard means ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. Northern Slovenian: topographic name for someone who lived in a cave or pit, from an agent derivative of jama ‘pit’, ‘cave’, ‘hole’.

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


Similar surnames: Amar, Lazar, Lamar, Haar, Hamer, Jamal, Lama, Pomar, Amaro, Naman

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Jamar Family Origin

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Jamar Family Occupations

What did your Jamar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jamar family was Clerk In R. R.. Farmer, Laborer and Boarding House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jamar. The most common Jamar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Jamar's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Boarding House

    5%
  • Clerk In R. R.

    5%

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Jamar Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Jamar Life Expectancy

What is the average Jamar lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Jamar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Jamar in 1962 was 82, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jamar 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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