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Game Family History

Game Name Meaning

English: from Middle English game, gamen ‘amusement’, ‘pastime’ (Old English gamen), hence a nickname for a merry or sporty person. German (Gä(h)me): from a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German gaman ‘fun’, ‘game’.

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

Similar surnames: Gale, Gamm, Gamet, Gabe, Gade, Gage, Lamm, Cape, Dame, Ramp

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Where is the Game family from?

You can see how Game families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Game family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Game families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 233 Game families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Game's in the UK. London had the highest population of Game families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Game surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Game ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Game. 15% of Game men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Game women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Game were Carpenter and Domestic Duties.

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Farm Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Game. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Game 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Game. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Game. For the veterans among your Game ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Game lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Game life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Game in 1952 was 29, and 74 in 2003.

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