Rhem Family History

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Rhem Name Meaning

nickname for a brawny man, from Middle High German rem ‘pillar’, ‘post’, ‘frame’, a topographic name from the same word, or a habitational name from places named Rehm, Rehme, or Rehmen. metonymic occupational name for a strap maker, from Middle Low German reme ‘strap’.

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

Similar surnames: Riehm, Ramm, Rehm, Priem, Reef, Rhee, Rhen, Reek, Ree, Sem

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Rhem Family Origin

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Rhem Family Occupations

What did your Rhem ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rhem family was Keeping House. The most common Rhem occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Rhem's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rhem.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Rhem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rhem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rhem 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 208 immigration records available for the last name Rhem. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rhem. For the veterans among your Rhem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rhem Life Expectancy

What is the average Rhem lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rhem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Rhem in 1944 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rhem 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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