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Lemme Name Meaning

Italian (central–southern): metronymic from the female personal name Lemma. North German: variant of Lemm.

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


Similar surnames: Emme, Lemma, Lemm, Remme, Temme, Gemme, Lemke, Demme, Lemmer, Lemmo

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Where is the Lemme family from?

You can see how Lemme families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lemme family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Lemme families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Lemme families living in Indiana. This was about 23% of all the recorded Lemme's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Lemme families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lemme surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lemme ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lemme. 25% of Lemme men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Lemme women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lemme were Janitor and Seamstress.

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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
    25%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Janitor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    27%
  • Cook
    20%
  • Packer
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
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What Lemme family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lemme. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lemme 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 875 immigration records available for the last name Lemme. 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 963 military records available for the last name Lemme. For the veterans among your Lemme ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lemme lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lemme life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Lemme in 1953 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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