Solem Family History

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Solem Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from thirty or more farmsteads, notably in Trøndelag, so named from Old Norse Sólheimr (see Solheim).

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

Similar surnames: Solum, Solheim, Hole, Sole, Soler, Salem, Boler, Holm, Sem, Sales

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Solem Family Origin

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Solem Family Occupations

What did your Solem ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Solem family was Minister. The most common Solem occupation in the USA was Farmer. 81% of Solem's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and House Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Solem.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • House Carpenter

  • Minister


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

Solem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Solem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Solem 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Solem. 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 Solem. For the veterans among your Solem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Solem Life Expectancy

What is the average Solem lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Solem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Solem in 1957 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Solem

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Solem 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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