Balmes Family History

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Balmes Name Meaning

Catalan: topographic name from balma ‘cave’, ‘hollow’ (of pre-Roman origin), a common element of place names.

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

Similar surnames: Balmer, Sales, Balles, Balle, Calmes, Valles, Palmer, Eales, Vales

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Balmes Family Origin

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Balmes Family Occupations

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In 1881, Boat Builder and Coal Miner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Balmes. The most common Balmes occupation in the UK was Boat Builder. 50% of Balmes's were Boat Builders.

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  • Boat Builder

  • Coal Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Balmes ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Balmes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Balmes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balmescensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 363 immigration records available for the last name Balmes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 283 military records available for the last name Balmes. For the veterans among your Balmes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balmes Life Expectancy

What is the average Balmes lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Balmes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Balmes in 1947 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balmes ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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