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Damm Name Meaning

German and Danish: topographic name from Middle High German damm ‘dike’. In large parts of northern Germany (including Berlin), damm denoted the main, i.e. paved, road, which was generally raised in areas of swampy or sandy terrain. German: from a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element thank ‘thanks’, ‘reward’.

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


Similar surnames: Tamm, Lamm, Ramm, Hamm, Kamm, Dahm, Baum, Palm, Gamm, Dumm

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Where is the Damm family from?

You can see how Damm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Damm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Damm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Damm family living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Damm's in the USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Damm families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Damm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Damm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Damm. 20% of Damm men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Damm women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Damm were Proprietor and Housework.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Damm. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Damm. For the veterans among your Damm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Damm lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Damm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Damm in 1950 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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