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Lemp Family History

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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Where is the Lemp family from?

You can see how Lemp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lemp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lemp families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lemp family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Lemp's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Lemp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lemp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lemp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lemp. 24% of Lemp men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Lemp women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lemp were Clerk and Office.

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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
    24%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Office
    19%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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