Iams Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Possibly a result of misdivision of the English surname Williams, taken as Christian name and surname: ‘Will Iams’. Alternatively it may be an altered spelling of Eames.

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


Similar surnames: Amos, Ramm, Ijams, Iiams, Amy, Mays, Laas, Ambs, Mars, Hamm

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Iams Family Origin

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Iams Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farming

    17%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Iams family was Blacksmith. The most common Iams occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Iams's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Iams.

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Iams Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Iams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Iams in 1955 was 39, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Iams

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