Lemp Family History

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Lemp Name Meaning

habitational name from any of several places called Lempe or Lempen. alternatively, from an altered spelling of Lempp or Lemppe, a metonymic occupational name for a farmer who raised and sold lambs, from Middle High German lamp ‘lamb’ from a short form of Lambert.

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

Similar surnames: Kemp, Klemp, Lepp, Remp, Lemm, Lamp, Lem, Leap, Kamp, Leep

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Lemp Family Origin

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Lemp Family Occupations

What did your Lemp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lemp family was Housekeeping. The most common Lemp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Lemp's were Farmers. Farmer, Brewer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lemp.

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  • Farmer

  • Brewer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Housekeeping


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lemp ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lemp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lemp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lemp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lemp. 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 Card

There are 924 military records available for the last name Lemp. For the veterans among your Lemp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lemp Life Expectancy

What is the average Lemp lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lemp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lemp in 1963 was 75, and 94 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lemp ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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