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Deam Family History

Deam Name Meaning

Irish: see Dempster. Americanized spelling of German Diem, or the variant Diehm.

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

Similar surnames: Deal, Ream, Deak, Dehm, Deem, Teem, Dea, Beam, Gean, Dean

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Where is the Deam family from?

You can see how Deam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deam family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deam families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Deam families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Deam's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Deam families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deam surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deam ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deam. 20% of Deam men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Deam women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deam were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Deam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deam 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 612 immigration records available for the last name Deam. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Deam. For the veterans among your Deam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deam lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Deam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Deam in 1953 was 76, and 81 in 2004.

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