Damp Family History

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Damp Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): apparently from Middle English domp ‘vapor’, ‘gas’ (probably a loan word from Middle Low German), applied as a topographic name. North German and Danish: habitational name from a place called Damp, for example the one near Kiel.

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

Similar surnames: Kamp, Damm, Ramp, Camp, Hamm, Ramm, Dapp, Day, Cap, Kamm

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Damp Family Origin

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Damp Family Occupations

What did your Damp ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Damp family was Bricklayer. Blacksmith, Blacksmith & Grocer and Boat Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Damp. The most common Damp occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 11% of Damp's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Blacksmith & Grocer

  • Boat Builder

  • Bricklayer


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

Damp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Damp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Damp 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 578 immigration records available for the last name Damp. 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 908 military records available for the last name Damp. For the veterans among your Damp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Damp Life Expectancy

What is the average Damp lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Damp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Damp in 1948 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Damp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Damp 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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