Lamar Family History

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Lamar Name Meaning

Possibly a variant spelling of French Lamarre. Possibly also Spanish: habitational name for someone from either of the two places called Mar in Asturias, probably named with mar ‘sea’ and the article la.

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

Similar surnames: Lamer, Lama, Jamar, Lamora, Hamer, Lamas, Labar, Laman, Lemar, Hamar

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Lamar Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lamar name?

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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Lamar Family Origin

Where is the Lamar family from?

Lamar Family Occupations

What did your Lamar ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lamar occupation in the UK was Boarding House Keeper. 25% of Lamar's were Boarding House Keepers. A less common occupation for the Lamar family was Mason. Boarding House Keeper, Bricklayer and Clothier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lamar.

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  • Boarding House Keeper

  • Bricklayer

  • Clothier

  • Mason


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

Lamar Historical Records

What Lamar family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Lamar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lamar 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lamar. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Lamar. For the veterans among your Lamar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lamar Life Expectancy

What is the average Lamar lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lamar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lamar in 1944 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lamar 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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