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Hemmen Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: metronymic from the female Germanic personal name Imma, Emma.

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

Similar surnames: Hammen, Hemmer, Hempen, Hermes, Lemmen, Hemme, Hemmes, Lemme, Hermsen

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Where is the Hemmen family from?

You can see how Hemmen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hemmen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hemmen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Hemmen families living in Missouri. This was about 30% of all the recorded Hemmen's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Hemmen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hemmen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hemmen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hemmen. 28% of Hemmen men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Hemmen women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hemmen were Checker and Waitress.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Checker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Clerical
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hemmen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hemmen 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 353 immigration records available for the last name Hemmen. 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 819 military records available for the last name Hemmen. For the veterans among your Hemmen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hemmen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hemmen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Hemmen in 1963 was 86, and 70 in 2004.

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