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Lemar Name Meaning

French: probably a variant of Lamour.

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


Similar surnames: Lamar, Lemarr, Semar, Comar, Demar, Lemay, Leman, Lemoi, Lem, Lemer

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Where is the Lemar family from?

You can see how Lemar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lemar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lemar families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Lemar families living in Indiana. This was about 35% of all the recorded Lemar's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Lemar families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lemar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lemar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lemar. 32% of Lemar men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Lemar women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lemar were Truck Driver and Laborer.

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Laborer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Lemar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lemar 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 462 immigration records available for the last name Lemar. 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 983 military records available for the last name Lemar. For the veterans among your Lemar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lemar lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Lemar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Lemar in 1959 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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