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Hem Family History

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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Where is the Hem family from?

You can see how Hem families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hem family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hem families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Hem families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Hem's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hem families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hem surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hem ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hem. 34% of Hem men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hem 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hem. 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 Hem. For the veterans among your Hem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hem lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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