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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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Where is the Lama family from?

You can see how Lama families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lama family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lama families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Lama families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Lama's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lama families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lama surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lama ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lama. 24% of Lama men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Lama women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lama were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Lama. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lama 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lama. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lama. For the veterans among your Lama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lama lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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