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Zamb Family History

Zamb Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Lamb, Zambo, Ham, Ram, Ramm, Kamp, Nam, Hamm, Kam, Sama

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Where is the Zamb family from?

You can see how Zamb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zamb family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Zamb families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 2 Zamb families living in Illinois. This was about 67% of all the recorded Zamb's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Zamb families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zamb surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zamb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Zamb. 100% of Zamb men worked as a 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
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Census Records

There are 81 census records available for the last name Zamb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zamb 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 17 immigration records available for the last name Zamb. 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 14 military records available for the last name Zamb. For the veterans among your Zamb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zamb lifespan?

Between 1972 and 2003, in the United States, Zamb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Zamb in 1972 was 83, and 60 in 2003.

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