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Beem Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: ethnic name for a native or inhabitant of Bohemia. Compare Boehm.

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


Similar surnames: Beer, Bem, Behm, Beam, Been, Bies, Deem, Bee, Teem, Beek

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Where is the Beem family from?

You can see how Beem families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beem family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beem families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Beem families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Beem's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Beem families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beem surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beem ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beem. 21% of Beem men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Beem women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beem were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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What Beem family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Beem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beem 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 622 immigration records available for the last name Beem. 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 Beem. For the veterans among your Beem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beem lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Beem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Beem in 1952 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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