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Imm Name Meaning

English and German: from the female personal name Imma, Emma or (in the case of the German name) from the male equivalent, Immo, short forms of various Germanic personal names formed with irmin, ermen ‘whole’, ‘entire’ as the first element (also the name of a Germanic deity). In Old English Imma, Emma was borne by both males and females. Compare Imber, but in Middle English, under Norman influence, it came to be used almost exclusively for women, being taken as a short form of Ermingard.

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


Similar surnames: Emm, Kimm, Timm, Pimm, Ihm, Simm, Ramm, Alm, Gamm, Hamm

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Where is the Imm family from?

You can see how Imm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Imm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Imm families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Imm families living in Wisconsin. This was about 78% of all the recorded Imm's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Imm families in 1880.
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What did your Imm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Imm. 36% of Imm men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Imm women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Imm were Clerk 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
    36%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • New Worker
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Imm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Imm 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 867 immigration records available for the last name Imm. 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 Imm. For the veterans among your Imm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Imm lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Imm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Imm in 1950 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

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