Lamar Name Meaning

Possibly a variant spelling of French Lamarre. Possibly also Spanish: habitational name for someone from either of the two places called Mar in Asturias, probably named with mar ‘sea’ and the article la.

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


Similar surnames: Lamer, Lama, Jamar, Lamora, Hamer, Lamas, Labar, Laman, Lemar, Hamar

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Lamar Family Origin

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Lamar Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lamar family was Farming. The most common Lamar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Lamar's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lamar.

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Lamar Historical Records

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Lamar Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Lamar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lamar in 1944 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lamar

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