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Guggenheim Name Meaning

Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from Gugenheim in Alsace or less likely Jugenheim (earlier Guggenheim) near Bensheim (Hesse). In both cases the second element is from Old High German heim ‘homestead’ while the first is of obscure and disputed etymology.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Oppenheim, Hillesheim, Manheim, Guttenberg, Rosenheim, Nesheim

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Where is the Guggenheim family from?

You can see how Guggenheim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guggenheim family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Guggenheim families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Guggenheim families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Guggenheim's in USA. New York had the highest population of Guggenheim families in 1880.
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What did your Guggenheim ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Guggenheim. 40% of Guggenheim men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Guggenheim women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guggenheim were Manager and None. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Executive
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • None
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Guggenheim. For the veterans among your Guggenheim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guggenheim lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Guggenheim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Guggenheim in 1961 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

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