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Lemos Family History

Lemos Name Meaning

Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from a place in Lugo province, Galicia. It is probably from a name recorded in Latin sources as Lemavos, apparently a derivative of the Celtic element lemos, limos ‘elm’.

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


Similar surnames: Leos, Lemus, Leys, Lemoi, Demos, Lema, Leon, Leeds, Lebus, Amos

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Where is the Lemos family from?

You can see how Lemos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lemos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lemos families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lemos family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lemos's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Lemos families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lemos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lemos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Canner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lemos. 33% of Lemos men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Lemos women worked as a Canner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lemos were Clerk and Warper Tender.

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Canner
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Weaver
    10%
  • Warper Tender
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lemos. 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 Lemos. For the veterans among your Lemos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lemos lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lemos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Lemos in 1956 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

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