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Lamey Name Meaning

English: from an Old Norse personal name, Lambi. French and English: nickname from Old French amis, ami ‘friend’ or amé(e) ‘beloved’, with the definite article l’.

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


Similar surnames: Lamy, Amey, Amy, Lamay, Hamel, Game, Lemer, Lamer, Blamer, Lumley

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Where is the Lamey family from?

You can see how Lamey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lamey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lamey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Lamey families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Lamey's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lamey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lamey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lamey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lamey. 23% of Lamey men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Lamey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lamey were Farm Laborer and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Lamey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lamey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lamey. 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 Lamey. For the veterans among your Lamey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lamey lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Lamey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lamey in 1946 was 42, and 68 in 2004.

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