Kem Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a comb maker, from Middle High German kam ‘comb’ (see Kamm) or a variant of Kemme.

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

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Kem Family Origin

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Kem Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Boarding House

    4%
  • Book Keeper

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kem family was Book Keeper. Farmer, Baker and Boarding House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kem. The most common Kem occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Kem's were Farmers.

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Kem Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Kem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kem in 1950 was 62, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kem

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