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Lamont Family History

Lamont Surname Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: from the medieval personal name Lagman which is from Old Norse Lǫgmathr composed of the elements lǫg plural of lag ‘law’ (from leggja ‘to lay down’) + mathr ‘man’ (genitive manns). French: habitational name with fused definite article l' from any of the places called Amont in Haute-Saône and Haute-Vienne. Altered form of French Lamothe .

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


Similar surnames: Lemont, Lamond, Mont, Damon, Lamora, Lafont, Limon, Aamodt, Hamon

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Where is the Lamont family from?

You can see how Lamont families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lamont family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lamont families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 108 Lamont families living in Lancashire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Lamont's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Lamont families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lamont surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lamont ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Lamont. 13% of Lamont men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Lamont women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lamont were Farmer and Private Means. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Bank Clerk
    13%
  • Cinema Usher
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Housekeeper
    4%
  • Private Means
    4%
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Census Records

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Lamont. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lamont 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Lamont. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Lamont. For the veterans among your Lamont ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lamont lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lamont life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lamont in 1943 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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