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Kamara Surname Meaning

West African (mainly Sierra Leone and Liberia): from the name of the Kamara clan of the Mandinka and subsequently Sierra Leonean Temne and Limba peoples possibly ultimately derived from Arabic qamar ‘moon’. Compare Camara In some cases also Hungarian: from kamara ‘little room’ from Latin camera or camara ‘house room royal treasury’. It may also be an American shortened form of Hungarian Kamarás a status name for the treasurer of a court or of the royal household or alternatively for a chamberlain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Samara, Camara, Kamal, Amar, Kara, Mara, Jamar, Samaha, Kumar, Amaro

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Where is the Kamara family from?

You can see how Kamara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kamara family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kamara families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Kamara families living in Wisconsin. This was 100% of all the recorded Kamara's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kamara families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kamara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kamara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Kamara. 100% of Kamara 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 700 census records available for the last name Kamara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kamara 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 495 immigration records available for the last name Kamara. 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 367 military records available for the last name Kamara. For the veterans among your Kamara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kamara lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Kamara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kamara in 1967 was 70, and 46 in 2004.

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