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

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Bem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bem census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 730 immigration records available for the last name Bem. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bem. For the veterans among your Bem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bem Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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