Lem Family History
Lem Name Meaning
Dutch and Scandinavian: from a short form of the personal name Lambrecht or Lempert (see Lambert ). English: probably a variant of Lemm . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 林 based on its pronunciation of the Siyi Cantonese subdialect (also known as Sze Yup or Four Districts dialect including Taishanese) spoken in southern Guangdong; see Lin Cambodian: written លឹម of Chinese origin (possibly corresponding to 3 above). Compare Lim 7.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022