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Shames Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): status name from Yiddish shames ‘sexton (in a synagogue)’ (Hebrew shammash).

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


Similar surnames: Shamis, Shammas, Hamer, Shams, Thames, Rhames, Hames, Shimel, Haimes

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Shames Family Origin

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Shames Family Occupations

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Shames Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shames. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shames 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 747 immigration records available for the last name Shames. 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 354 military records available for the last name Shames. For the veterans among your Shames ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shames Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Shames life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Shames in 1948 was 56, and 86 in 2004.

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