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Rahm Name Meaning

German:: topographic name from Middle High German Middle Low German rām(e) ‘end target mark’ or a habitational name from any of several places in Westphalia and Rhineland named with this word. This surname (in any of the possible senses; see also below) is also found in France (Alsace). from Middle High German Middle Low German rām ‘soot’ possibly a metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith or charcoal burner or a nickname for a dirty person. metonymic occupational name for a maker of frames (windows looms and the like) from Middle High German rame ‘stand rack frame’. (Rähm): variant of Rehm .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ramm, Rehm, Brahm, Nahm, Ram, Baum, Sahm, Lahm, Hahm, Raak

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Where is the Rahm family from?

You can see how Rahm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rahm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rahm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Rahm families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Rahm's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rahm families in 1840.
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What did your Rahm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rahm. 21% of Rahm men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Rahm women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rahm were Laborer and Secretary. .

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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
    21%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rahm. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Rahm. For the veterans among your Rahm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rahm lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rahm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rahm in 1954 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

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