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Frahm Family History

Frahm Name Meaning

North German: nickname for an honorable man from Middle Low German vrame vrom ‘noble honorable trustworthy’ (see Fromm ). Danish: from German placename Frahmsort in Schleswig.

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


Similar surnames: Fromm, Brahm, Rahm, Gram, Froom, Fraas, Fahl, Rehm, Ramm, Lahm

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Where is the Frahm family from?

You can see how Frahm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frahm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Frahm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 132 Frahm families living in Iowa. This was about 37% of all the recorded Frahm's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Frahm families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Frahm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Frahm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Frahm. 34% of Frahm men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Frahm women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Frahm were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Frahm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frahm census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Frahm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Frahm. For the veterans among your Frahm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frahm lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Frahm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Frahm in 1944 was 30, and 70 in 2004.

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