Lamb Name Meaning

English: from Middle English lamb, a nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm. English: from a short form of the personal name Lambert. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain (see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: ‘The form Lamb(e), which results from a more than usually absurd pseudo-translation (uan ‘lamb’), is now much more numerous than O’Loan itself.’ Possibly also a translation of French agneau.

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


Similar surnames: Lamm, Lam, Lau, Lark, Ramm, Game, Garb, Laib, Lapp, Camm

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Lamb Family Origin

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Lamb Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lamb family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lamb. The most common Lamb occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Lamb's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Lamb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lamb in 1940 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lamb

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