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Lamas Family History

Lamas Name Meaning

Castilianized form of Asturian-Leonese Llames, Llamas or L.lamas, habitational names from any of the numerous places named Llames, Llamas, or L.lamas, in Asturies.

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


Similar surnames: Llamas, Lama, Lomas, Lamar, Laas, Lapa, Ladas, Lucas, Zaman, Lara

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Where is the Lamas family from?

You can see how Lamas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lamas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Lamas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Lamas families living in Kentucky. This was about 22% of all the recorded Lamas's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Lamas families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lamas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lamas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lamas. 40% of Lamas men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Lamas women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lamas were Picker 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
    40%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Picker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lamas. 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 Lamas. For the veterans among your Lamas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lamas lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Lamas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Lamas in 1959 was 52, and 71 in 2004.

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