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Lamb Name Meaning

English: from Middle English lamb, a nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm. English: from a short form of the personal name Lambert. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain (see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: ‘The form Lamb(e), which results from a more than usually absurd pseudo-translation (uan ‘lamb’), is now much more numerous than O’Loan itself.’ Possibly also a translation of French agneau.

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


Similar surnames: Lamm, Lam, Lau, Lark, Ramm, Game, Garb, Laib, Lapp, Camm

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Lamb Family Origin

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Lamb Family Occupations

What did your Lamb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lamb family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lamb. The most common Lamb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Lamb's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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Lamb Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Lamb Life Expectancy

What is the average Lamb lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lamb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lamb in 1940 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lamb 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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