Cam Name Meaning

Vietnamese: unexplained. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Caen in Calvados, France (see Cain). English: habitational name from Cam in Gloucestershire. Czech (Cam): from the personal name Camir.

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

Similar surnames: Camm, Cain, Cao, Cham, Ram, Sam, Cap, Lam, Ham, Kam

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Cam Family Origin

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Cam Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Ag Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cam. The most common Cam occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Cam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cam family was Alderman J.P. D.L. F.R.C.S.Eng (Retired).

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Ag Labourer

  • Alderman J.P. D.L. F.R.C.S.Eng (Retired)


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Cam Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Cam. For the veterans among your Cam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cam Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Cam in 1963 was 83, and 70 in 2004.

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