Dam Name Meaning

Vietnamese ({D-}àm): unexplained. Other Southeast Asian: unexplained. Dutch, Swedish, and Danish: topographic name for someone living by a dam or pond (dam). Compare Dutch Van Dam.

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

Similar surnames: Sam, Kam, Ram, Dan, Lam, Dau, Cam, Damm, Damp, Dahm

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Dam Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dam name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dam. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Dam Family Origin

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Dam Family Occupations

What did your Dam ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dam occupation in the UK was Labourer. 100% of Dam's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer


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Dam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Dam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dam census 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Dam. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Dam. For the veterans among your Dam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dam Life Expectancy

What is the average Dam lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Dam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Dam in 1964 was 83, and 72 in 2004.

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