Gama Family History

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Gama Name Meaning

Portuguese: probably from gama ‘fallow deer doe’, feminine form of gamo, possibly as a topographic or habitational name.

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

Similar surnames: Gaia, Lama, Rama, Sama, Gara, Gamm, Gaba, Raba, Gasca, Haga

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Gama Family Origin

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Gama Family Occupations

What did your Gama ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gama occupation in the USA was Miner. 67% of Gama's were Miners. Miner and Saloon Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gama.

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  • Miner

  • Saloon Keeper


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

Gama Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gama. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gama 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gama. 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 710 military records available for the last name Gama. For the veterans among your Gama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gama Life Expectancy

What is the average Gama lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Gama in 1963 was 70, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gama

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gama 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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