Hem Name Meaning

Cambodian or other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Hum, Lem, Sem, Her, Hom, Hemp, Hamp, Che, Hau, Chee

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Hem Family Origin

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Hem Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Bridge Watchman

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    6%

In 1880, the most common Hem occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Hem's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hem family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Bridge Watchman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hem.

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Hem Historical Records

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Hem Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Hem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Hem in 1962 was 102, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hem

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