Lemos Family History

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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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Lemos Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lemos name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lemos. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • France


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Lemos Family Origin

Where is the Lemos family from?

Lemos Family Occupations

What did your Lemos ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lemos occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Lemos's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lemos. A less common occupation for the Lemos family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Clerk

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lemos ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lemos Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Lemos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lemos census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Lemos Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lemos ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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