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Dam Name Meaning

Vietnamese (Đàm): from the Chinese surnames 譚 谈 and 覃 see Tan 1- Cambodian: written ដាំ possibly of Vietnamese origin (see above). The surname ដាំ also corresponds to the Khmer word meaning e.g. ‘to plant’. Dutch Swedish and Danish: topographic name for someone living by a dam or pond (dam). Compare Dutch Van Dam . English (Kent and Surrey): topographic name from Middle English dam ‘dam bank (of a stream)’ denoting someone who lived by such a feature. German: variant of Damm . German (also Däm): from a short form of the personal name Damian or Adam .7: French: regional variant of Dain ‘agile nimble’. The French surname is in part (in Lorraine) of German origin; see above.

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

Similar surnames: Sam, Kam, Ram, Dan, Lam, Dau, Cam, Damm, Damp, Dahm

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Where is the Dam family from?

You can see how Dam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dam family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dam families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 31 Dam families living in Lancashire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Dam's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Dam families in 1891.
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What did your Dam ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, L P T B Conductor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dam. 100% of Dam men worked as a L P T B Conductor and 86% of Dam women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • L P T B Conductor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Dam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Dam. For the veterans among your Dam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dam lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Dam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Dam in 1964 was 83, and 72 in 2004.

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