Dame Name Meaning

English and French: from Old French dame ‘lady’ (Latin domina ‘mistress’), originally a nickname for a foppish man or a title of respect for a widow. It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a lady.

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


Similar surnames: Dace, Dome, Dade, Game, Dale, Hamel, Dane, Ramel, Gamel, Cale

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Dame Family Origin

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Dame Family Occupations

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  • Car Man

    17%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Drayman

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dame family was Farmer. Car Man, Carpenter and Drayman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dame. The most common Dame occupation in the UK was Car Man. 17% of Dame's were Car Mans.

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Dame Historical Records

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Dame Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Dame life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dame in 1940 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dame

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