Tam Name Meaning

Chinese: see Tan.

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


Similar surnames: Tom, Tan, Yam, Tay, Lam, Tak, Nam, Kam, Tao, Ham

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Tam Family Origin

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Tam Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Oyster Saloon

    6%
  • Pawnbroker

    6%
  • Baker

    3%

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In 1880, the most common Tam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Tam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tam family was Baker. Farmer, Oyster Saloon and Pawnbroker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tam.

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Tam Historical Records

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Tam Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Tam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Tam in 1962 was 67, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tam

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