Damask Family History

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Damask Name Meaning

English: presumably an occupational name for someone who sold damask, a richly woven material of a kind originally made in Damascus. The English word also came to denote a rich pink color, and it is possible that the surname arose as a nickname with reference to someone’s complexion.

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

Similar surnames: Damas, Karas, Denmark, Demark, Damaso, Dumas, Ramus, Amos, Mask

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Damask Family Origin

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Damask Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Damask. 17% of Damask men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Damask women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Damask were Candy Maker and Candy Coater

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Accountant
  • Candy Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Assembler
  • Beautician
  • Candy Coater

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Damask Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 740 census records available for the last name Damask. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Damask 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 88 immigration records available for the last name Damask. 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 258 military records available for the last name Damask. For the veterans among your Damask ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Damask Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Damask life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Damask in 1962 was 79, and 92 in 2004.

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