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Liem Family History

Liem Name Meaning

Indonesian: unexplained. German: habitational name from Lieme in Eastphalia, named with lim ‘mire’.

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

Similar surnames: Lien, Lied, Lier, Lem, Siem, Diem, Lieb, Lim, Lind, Riehm

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Where is the Liem family from?

You can see how Liem families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Liem family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Liem families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Liem families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Liem's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Liem families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Liem surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Liem ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Mechanic was the top reported job for people in the US named Liem. .

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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

  • Mechanic
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Liem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Liem 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 569 immigration records available for the last name Liem. 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 340 military records available for the last name Liem. For the veterans among your Liem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Liem lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Liem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Liem in 1946 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

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