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Lemm Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of Lambert. English: from Lemme, a pet form of an Old English personal name, either Leodm?r or Leofm?r (see Lemmer).

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

Similar surnames: Lamm, Emm, Lem, Klemm, Lemp, Lemme, Lemmo, Lemke, Temme, Ramm

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Where is the Lemm family from?

You can see how Lemm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lemm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lemm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Lemm families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Lemm's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lemm families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lemm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lemm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lemm. 26% of Lemm men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Lemm women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lemm were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Lemm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lemm 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lemm. 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 Lemm. For the veterans among your Lemm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lemm lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lemm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lemm in 1962 was 73, and 71 in 2004.

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