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Damas Family History

Damas Name Meaning

Portuguese and Spanish: from a variant of the personal name Damaso . French West Indian (mainly Haiti) and African (mainly Tanzania): from the medieval Latin personal name Damas from Latin Dalmatius originally an ethnic name for someone from Dalmatia (its name may be of Illyrian origin and akin to southern Albanian delme ‘sheep’). It was borne by a 3rd-century bishop of Pavia and a 6th-century bishop of Rodez Christian saints popularly venerated in the Middle Ages.

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


Similar surnames: Dumas, Damask, Dimas, Lama, Maras, Daman, Delmas, Tamas, Damaso, Laas

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Where is the Damas family from?

You can see how Damas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Damas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Damas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 12 Damas families living in Essex. This was about 41% of all the recorded Damas's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Damas families in 1891.
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What did your Damas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Damas. 38% of Damas men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Damas women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Damas were Chef and Office Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Chef
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    18%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Cook
    18%
  • Office Clerk
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Damas. 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 541 military records available for the last name Damas. For the veterans among your Damas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Damas lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Damas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Damas in 1945 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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