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Hemme Family History

Hemme Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Hemmert derived from a Germanic compound name formed with heim ‘home’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘illustrious’. possibly a habitational name from a place called Hemme in Holstein.

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


Similar surnames: Homme, Hemmes, Hemmer, Demme, Gemme, Hemm, Temme, Emm, Hegge, Hermes

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Where is the Hemme family from?

You can see how Hemme families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hemme family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hemme families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 19 Hemme families living in Missouri. This was about 18% of all the recorded Hemme's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Hemme families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hemme surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hemme ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hemme. 34% of Hemme men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Hemme women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hemme were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Housework
    40%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hemme. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hemme 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 625 immigration records available for the last name Hemme. 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 838 military records available for the last name Hemme. For the veterans among your Hemme ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hemme lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hemme life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hemme in 1951 was 49, and 85 in 2004.

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