Lem Name Meaning

Dutch and Scandinavian: from a short form of the personal name Lambrecht or Lempert (see Lambert). English: probably a variant of Lim (see Lui). Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Lim, Lam, Leo, Lemm, Clem, Lex, Sem, Lea, Lee, Klem

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Lem Family Origin

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Lem Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    21%
  • Laundryman

    7%
  • Master Mariner

    7%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Laundryman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lem. The most common Lem occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Lem's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lem family was Master Mariner.

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Lem Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Lem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Lem in 1951 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lem

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