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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

What did your Lamar ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lamar ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lamar Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Lamar Life Expectancy

What is the average Lamar lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lamar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lamar 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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