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Kehm Family History

Kehm Name Meaning

probably a variant of Gehm, from an old personal name based on Old High German gam ‘joy’, ‘play’. variant of Köhm, a Low German variant of Kümmel (see Kimmel).

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


Similar surnames: Gehm, Keim, Kem, Kehl, Rehm, Kihm, Dehm, Kehr, Hehl, Behm

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Where is the Kehm family from?

You can see how Kehm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kehm family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kehm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Kehm families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kehm's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kehm families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kehm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kehm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kehm. 21% of Kehm men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Kehm women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kehm were Farming and Saleslady.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Foreman
    9%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    39%
  • Seamstress
    24%
  • Sewing Machine Operator
    24%
  • Saleslady
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kehm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kehm 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 474 immigration records available for the last name Kehm. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kehm. For the veterans among your Kehm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kehm lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kehm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kehm in 1944 was 49, and 86 in 2004.

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