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Lamm Name Meaning

English and German: from Middle English lamb, Middle High German lamp ‘lamb’; a nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. As a German name particularly, it may also have been a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of the paschal lamb. English: from a short form of the personal name Lambert.

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

Similar surnames: Ramm, Lamb, Hamm, Tamm, Flamm, Damm, Lam, Baum, Camm, Kamm

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Where is the Lamm family from?

You can see how Lamm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lamm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lamm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Lamm families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 37% of all the recorded Lamm's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lamm families in 1840.
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What did your Lamm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lamm. 26% of Lamm men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Lamm women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lamm were Farming and Farmer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Farmer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lamm. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Lamm. For the veterans among your Lamm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lamm lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lamm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lamm in 1954 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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