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Kemme Family History

Kemme Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Kemme near Hildesheim.

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


Similar surnames: Kemmer, Lemme, Remme, Temme, Gemme, Emme, Demme, Hemme, Kemper

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Where is the Kemme family from?

You can see how Kemme families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kemme family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kemme families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kemme family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Kemme's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kemme families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kemme surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kemme ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kemme. 29% of Kemme men worked as a Farmer and 56% of Kemme women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kemme were Clerk and Tailoress.

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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
    29%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Machinist
    18%
  • Clerk
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    56%
  • Steongrapher
    23%
  • Tailoress
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kemme. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kemme 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 390 immigration records available for the last name Kemme. 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 247 military records available for the last name Kemme. For the veterans among your Kemme ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kemme lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kemme life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kemme in 1963 was 65, and 70 in 2004.

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