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Dehm Name Meaning

German: variant of Diehm. South German: occupational name or byname for someone who grazed his pigs in the woods, from the Bavarian term for this practice, dechel.

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


Similar surnames: Dehn, Deem, Rehm, Kehm, Dahm, Behm, Gehm, Deam, Deck, Denk

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Where is the Dehm family from?

You can see how Dehm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dehm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Dehm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 45 Dehm families living in Illinois. This was about 37% of all the recorded Dehm's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Dehm families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dehm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dehm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dehm. 21% of Dehm men worked as a Salesman and 43% of Dehm women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dehm were Laborer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Salesman
    21%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Housewife
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dehm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dehm 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 603 immigration records available for the last name Dehm. 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 Dehm. For the veterans among your Dehm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dehm lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dehm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Dehm in 1954 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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