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Gemme Family History

Gemme Name Meaning

French: metonymic occupational name for a jeweller, from gemme ‘gem’, ‘precious stone’. German: perhaps a metonymic name derived from a stem Gam-, as in the 16th century female personal name Gemeke.

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


Similar surnames: Gemma, Hemme, Demme, Lemme, Emme, Temme, Gehm, Gemmer, Remme, Homme

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Where is the Gemme family from?

You can see how Gemme families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gemme family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gemme families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 11 Gemme families living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Gemme's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Gemme families in 1880.
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What did your Gemme ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and General Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gemme. 29% of Gemme men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Gemme women worked as a General Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gemme were Paper Reeler and Housework.

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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
    29%
  • Painter
    29%
  • Machinist
    15%
  • Paper Reeler
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • General Work
    50%
  • Housework
    50%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gemme. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gemme 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 224 immigration records available for the last name Gemme. 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 336 military records available for the last name Gemme. For the veterans among your Gemme ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gemme lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gemme life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Gemme in 1951 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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