Bem Name Meaning

Polish: from German Böhm (see Bohm), an ethnic name for someone from Bohemia.

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


Similar surnames: Beem, Bey, Beu, Beam, Kem, Rom, Behm, Bar, Fey, Bein

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Bem Family Origin

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Bem Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

In 1880, the most common Bem occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 20% of Bem's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Bem family was Laborer. Carpenter, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bem.

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Bem Historical Records

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Bem Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Bem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bem in 1951 was 43, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bem

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