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Damp Family History

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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Where is the Damp family from?

You can see how Damp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Damp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Damp families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 84 Damp families living in Hampshire. This was about 63% of all the recorded Damp's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Damp families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Damp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Damp ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Master Blacksmith and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Damp. 50% of Damp men worked as a Master Blacksmith and 89% of Damp women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Damp were Watch clock Repairer and School Teacher Retired. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Master Blacksmith
  • Watch clock Repairer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • School Teacher Retired
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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