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Gehm Family History

Gehm Name Meaning

German:: perhaps a habitational name for someone from Gehmen in Saxony or from any of several places called Gemen. from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German gam(an) ‘joy play fun’. from a short form of the medieval personal name Gemianus.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gehl, Rehm, Kehm, Gehr, Gamm, Ihm, Hehl, Sem, Dahm, Gahm

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Where is the Gehm family from?

You can see how Gehm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gehm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Gehm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 62 Gehm families living in New York. This was about 53% of all the recorded Gehm's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gehm families in 1880.
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What did your Gehm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gehm. 23% of Gehm men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Gehm women worked as a Seamstress. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gehm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gehm 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 969 immigration records available for the last name Gehm. 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 Gehm. For the veterans among your Gehm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gehm lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gehm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gehm in 1957 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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