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Halm Family History

Halm Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for a peasant farmer, from Middle High German halm ‘stalk’, ‘blade of grass’, indicating someone who grew cereal crops.

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

Similar surnames: Helm, Hald, Hall, Hahm, Palm, Holm, Salm, Halt, Hamm, Harm

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Where is the Halm family from?

You can see how Halm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halm families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Halm family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Halm's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Halm families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Halm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Halm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Halm. 19% of Halm men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Halm women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halm were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Halm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halm 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Halm. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Halm. For the veterans among your Halm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halm lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Halm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Halm in 1952 was 53, and 87 in 2004.

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