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Zamora Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from the city of Zamora in northwestern Spain, capital of the province which bears its name.

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


Similar surnames: Samora, Lamora, Zamorano, Zara, Mora, Najera, Cambra, Zarra, Tabora

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Where is the Zamora family from?

You can see how Zamora families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zamora family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zamora families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Zamora family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Zamora's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Zamora families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zamora surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zamora ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zamora. 40% of Zamora men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Zamora women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zamora were Truck Driver and Laundress.

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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
    40%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Servant
    10%
  • Laundress
    10%
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What Zamora family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Zamora. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zamora 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Zamora. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Zamora. For the veterans among your Zamora ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zamora lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Zamora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1955. The average life expectancy for Zamora in 1942 was 25, and 68 in 2004.

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