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Kamal Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic kamal ‘perfection’, ‘integrity’. It is found in compound names such as Kamal ud-Din ‘perfection of religion’. Hindu name found among people from Sind, Pakistan, which goes back to the personal name of an ancestor, derived from Sanskrit kamala ‘lotus’. The personal name is common in India, and has become a family name in the U.S. among South Indians.

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


Similar surnames: Jamal, Kamel, Samad, Kamali, Raman, Kamp, Zaman, Kaas, Kara, Karol

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Where is the Kamal family from?

You can see how Kamal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kamal family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kamal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kamal family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Kamal's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kamal families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kamal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kamal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kamal. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 359 census records available for the last name Kamal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kamal census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 524 immigration records available for the last name Kamal. 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 Cards

There are 256 military records available for the last name Kamal. For the veterans among your Kamal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kamal lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2004, in the United States, Kamal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Kamal in 1969 was 74, and 53 in 2004.

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