Lamm Family History

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Lamm Name Meaning

English and German: from Middle English lamb, Middle High German lamp ‘lamb’; a nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. As a German name particularly, it may also have been a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of the paschal lamb. English: from a short form of the personal name Lambert.

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

Similar surnames: Ramm, Lamb, Hamm, Tamm, Flamm, Damm, Lam, Baum, Camm, Kamm

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Lamm Family Origin

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Lamm Family Occupations

What did your Lamm ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Builder and Pensioner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Lamm. A less common occupation for the Lamm family was Tailor. The most common Lamm occupation in the UK was Builder. 33% of Lamm's were Builders.

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  • Builder

  • Pensioner

  • Tailor


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

Lamm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Lamm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lamm 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 Lamm. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Lamm. For the veterans among your Lamm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lamm Life Expectancy

What is the average Lamm lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lamm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lamm in 1954 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lamm 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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