Lama Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian: topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh, lama (from Latin lama). In some cases the Italian and Spanish name may be habitational, from any of numerous places named with this word. Buddhist name found among people from Tibet and Nepal, from Tibetan blama ‘priest’, ‘monk’.

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


Similar surnames: Sama, Rama, Lamia, Lalama, Lamm, Lapa, Lamar, Lima, Lamas, Fama

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Lama Family Origin

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Lama Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Works In Furnace

    10%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cartman

    5%

In 1880, the most common Lama occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Lama's were Farmers. Farmer, Works In Furnace and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lama. A less common occupation for the Lama family was Cartman.

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Lama Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, Lama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lama in 1959 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lama

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