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Hemmes Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from a place called Hemme, named with the Germanic element hamm, hemm ‘water meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Hemme, Hemmer, Hemmen, Hermes, Holmes, Hammen, Hammes, Hemken, Remes

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Where is the Hemmes family from?

You can see how Hemmes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hemmes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Hemmes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Hemmes families living in Illinois. This was about 31% of all the recorded Hemmes's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Hemmes families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hemmes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hemmes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hemmes. 45% of Hemmes men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Hemmes women worked as a Clerk. .

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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
    45%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • New Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hemmes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hemmes 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hemmes. 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 355 military records available for the last name Hemmes. For the veterans among your Hemmes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hemmes lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hemmes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Hemmes in 1950 was 67, and 84 in 2004.

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