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Dahm Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Danish: from a short form of the personal name Adam. German: variant of Dahme, a habitational name from a place so named (see Dahmer).

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

Similar surnames: Damm, Sahm, Rahm, Dahl, Lahm, Ahr, Dahn, Dehm, Nahm, Dohm

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Where is the Dahm family from?

You can see how Dahm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dahm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dahm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Dahm families living in Illinois. This was about 60% of all the recorded Dahm's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Dahm families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dahm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dahm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dahm. 25% of Dahm men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Dahm women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dahm were Carpenter and Telephone Operator.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Telephone Operator
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Dahm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dahm 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dahm. 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 Dahm. For the veterans among your Dahm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dahm lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dahm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dahm in 1946 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

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