Eames Family History

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Eames Name Meaning

probably from the possessive case of the Middle English word eam ‘uncle’, denoting a retainer in the household of the uncle of some important local person. possibly also a variant of Ames.

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

Similar surnames: Ames, Eales, Eanes, Games, Hames, Beames, Sames, Elmes, Hamel, Gales

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Eames Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eames name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eames. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Eames Family Origin

Where is the Eames family from?

Eames Family Occupations

What did your Eames ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eames. The most common Eames occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Eames's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Eames family was Coal Miner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Eames Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Eames. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eames 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Eames. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Eames. For the veterans among your Eames ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eames Life Expectancy

What is the average Eames lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Eames life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Eames in 1943 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eames 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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