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Gahm Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Gahme near Pössneck in Thuringia.

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


Similar surnames: Gamm, Galm, Lahm, Gehm, Rahm, Dahm, Grum, Gahn, Sahm, Nahm

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Where is the Gahm family from?

You can see how Gahm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gahm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Gahm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 57 Gahm families living in Ohio. This was about 37% of all the recorded Gahm's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gahm families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gahm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gahm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gahm. 34% of Gahm men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Gahm women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gahm were Clerk 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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    39%
  • Bookkeeper
    31%
  • School Teacher
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
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What Gahm family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gahm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gahm 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 392 immigration records available for the last name Gahm. 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 323 military records available for the last name Gahm. For the veterans among your Gahm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gahm lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gahm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Gahm in 1948 was 71, and 69 in 2004.

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