Lam Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Lin 1. Chinese : variant of Lan. Vietnamese (Lâm): unexplained. Dutch and North German: from a short form of the personal name Lambert. Danish: nickname for a gentle person, from Old Norse lamb ‘lamb’, or possibly for a lame man, Old Norse lami.

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


Similar surnames: Lau, Lamb, Lum, Lim, Lamm, Sam, Lai, Lem, Kam, Ram

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Lam Family Origin

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Lam Family Occupations

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  • Cheesemonger

    20%
  • Cigar Maker

    20%
  • Coachman Dom Serv

    20%
  • Coffee Stall Keeper

    20%

In 1881, Cheesemonger, Cigar Maker and Coachman Dom Serv were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lam. The most common Lam occupation in the UK was Cheesemonger. 20% of Lam's were Cheesemongers. A less common occupation for the Lam family was Coffee Stall Keeper.

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Lam Historical Records

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Lam Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Lam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Lam in 1945 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lam

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