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Damon Family History

Damon Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the personal name Damon, from a classical Greek name, a derivative of daman ‘to kill’. Compare Damian. Respelling of the French surname D’Amont, a topographic name, with the preposition d(e) denoting someone who lived à mont ‘uphill’, i.e. on high ground above a village or settlement.

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


Similar surnames: Daron, Amon, Hamon, Daymon, Daman, Salmon, Amos, Kamin, Dalton

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Where is the Damon family from?

You can see how Damon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Damon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Damon families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 102 Damon families living in Dorset. This was about 38% of all the recorded Damon's in the UK. Dorset had the highest population of Damon families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Damon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Damon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Damon. 34% of Damon men worked as a Builders Labourer and 83% of Damon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Damon were Laundry (owner) and Laundry.

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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

  • Builders Labourer
    34%
  • Public Works Contrators Labourer
    23%
  • House Painter
    23%
  • Laundry (owner)
    23%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Nil Private Means
    7%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    4%
  • Laundry
    4%
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Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Damon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Damon 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Damon. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Damon. For the veterans among your Damon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Damon lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Damon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Damon in 1942 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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