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Lemmen Name Meaning

patronymic from a short form of Lemert. from a short form of Adelem, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’.

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


Similar surnames: Lommen, Demme, Leben, Hemmen, Temme, Remmel, Hempen, Dammen, Lemmer

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Where is the Lemmen family from?

You can see how Lemmen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lemmen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lemmen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Lemmen family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lemmen's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Lemmen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lemmen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lemmen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Lemmen. 36% of Lemmen men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    36%
  • Owner
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lemmen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lemmen 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 257 immigration records available for the last name Lemmen. 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 379 military records available for the last name Lemmen. For the veterans among your Lemmen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lemmen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lemmen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Lemmen in 1962 was 66, and 92 in 2004.

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