Rehm Family History

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Rehm Name Meaning

German: from the medieval personal name Rehm (see Remy). The former name was borne by a 6th-century bishop of Rheims; the latter was borne by various minor saints of the 8th to 10th centuries. German: from Middle High German reme ‘frame’, ‘loom’, ‘rack’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used such items. North German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of leather reins and similar articles (see Riehm and Riemer).

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

Similar surnames: Rahm, Riehm, Remy, Gehm, Reh, Brehm, Hehl, Kehm, Rehr, Dehm

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Rehm Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rehm name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rehm. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Rehm Family Origin

Where is the Rehm family from?

Rehm Family Occupations

What did your Rehm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rehm. A less common occupation for the Rehm family was Keeping House. The most common Rehm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Rehm's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Keeping House


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

Rehm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Rehm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rehm 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rehm. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Rehm. For the veterans among your Rehm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rehm Life Expectancy

What is the average Rehm lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rehm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rehm in 1948 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rehm 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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