Deem Family History

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Deem Name Meaning

English: from Old English dema, doma ‘judge’, hence an occupational name, or a byname for an arbiter of disputes. Altered spelling of German Die(h)m.

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

Similar surnames: Dehm, Dees, Deer, Deeg, Deemer, Deam, Teem, Deel, Seem, See

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Deem Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Deem name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Deem. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Deem Family Origin

Where is the Deem family from?

Deem Family Occupations

What did your Deem ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Deem family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deem. The most common Deem occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Deem's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Deem ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Deem Historical Records

What Deem family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Deem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deem 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Deem. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Deem. For the veterans among your Deem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deem Life Expectancy

What is the average Deem lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Deem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Deem in 1946 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deem ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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