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Lamia Name Meaning

Southern Italian: topographic name from lamia ‘ravine’, ‘gorge’, or a habitational name from any of the places named Lamia from this word.

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

Similar surnames: Lama, Lumia, Labit, Lupia, Maia, Lomba, Lala, Damian, Lapa, Lamica

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Where is the Lamia family from?

You can see how Lamia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lamia family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Lamia families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Lamia families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Lamia's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Lamia families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lamia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lamia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lamia. 28% of Lamia men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Lamia women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lamia were Barber and Egg Breaker.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Egg Breaker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lamia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lamia 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 523 immigration records available for the last name Lamia. 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 375 military records available for the last name Lamia. For the veterans among your Lamia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lamia lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lamia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Lamia in 1963 was 66, and 72 in 2004.

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