Lama Family History

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Lama Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian: topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh, lama (from Latin lama). In some cases the Italian and Spanish name may be habitational, from any of numerous places named with this word. Buddhist name found among people from Tibet and Nepal, from Tibetan blama ‘priest’, ‘monk’.

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

Similar surnames: Sama, Rama, Lamia, Lalama, Lamm, Lapa, Lamar, Lima, Lamas, Fama

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Lama Family Origin

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Lama Family Occupations

What did your Lama ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Dock Lab and Photographic Printer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Lama. The most common Lama occupation in the UK was Dock Lab. 50% of Lama's were Dock Labs.

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  • Dock Lab

  • Photographic Printer


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

Lama Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Lama. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lama 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 Lama. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lama. For the veterans among your Lama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lama Life Expectancy

What is the average Lama lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Lama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lama in 1959 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lama 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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