Tamez Family History

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Tamez Name Meaning

Spanish (Támez): perhaps a derivative of the Arabic personal name tamiz ‘distinction’, ‘perception’, ‘awareness’.

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

Similar surnames: Tamer, Gamez, Yanez, Tome, Tomes, Gomez, Tadeo, Game, Tomer, Ramer

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Tamez Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tamez name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Tamez Family Origin

Where is the Tamez family from?

Tamez Family Occupations

What did your Tamez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tamez occupation in the USA was Tinsmith. 100% of Tamez's were Tinsmiths.

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  • Tinsmith


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

Tamez Historical Records

What Tamez family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tamez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tamez 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 Tamez. 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 535 military records available for the last name Tamez. For the veterans among your Tamez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tamez Life Expectancy

What is the average Tamez lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Tamez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Tamez in 1947 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tamez

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tamez 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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