Gammon Family History

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Gammon Name Meaning

variant of Game. from Anglo-Norman French gambon ‘ham’, a diminutive of gambe, Norman-Picard form of Old French jambe ‘leg’ (Late Latin gamba), hence probably a nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the legs or gait.

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

Similar surnames: Gaymon, Gayton, Ammon, Gaston, Gammel, Gamm, Gamlin, Damman, Gamon

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Gammon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gammon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gammon. 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


  • Sweden


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Gammon Family Origin

Where is the Gammon family from?

Gammon Family Occupations

What did your Gammon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gammon. The most common Gammon occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Gammon's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Gammon family was Laundress.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laundress


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

Gammon Historical Records

What Gammon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Gammon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gammon 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Gammon. 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 Gammon. For the veterans among your Gammon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gammon Life Expectancy

What is the average Gammon lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gammon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gammon in 1946 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gammon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gammon 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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