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Deem Family History

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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Where is the Deem family from?

You can see how Deem families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deem family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deem families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Deem families living in Virginia. This was about 54% of all the recorded Deem's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Deem families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deem surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deem ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deem. 17% of Deem men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Deem women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deem were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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