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

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  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Blacksmith & Grocer

    6%
  • Boat Builder

    6%
  • Bricklayer

    6%

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

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Damp Historical Records

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Damp Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Damp

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