Origins of the Lam surname

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    In 1921, most Lams lived in london

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    Common jobs for Lams

    Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

    Common female occupations for Lams in 1921

    House Servant


    Domestic Servant


    Cigar Maker


    General Servant Domestic




    Common male occupations for Lams in 1921

    Farm Hands




    Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


    Sales Clerks


    Skilled Occupations In Manufacture Of Electrical Machinery And Accessories


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