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Temme Family History

Temme Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: from a Low German and Frisian pet form of Thetmar (standard German Dietmar), a personal name composed of the Germanic elements þeudo- ‘people’, ‘nation’ (unattested) + meri, mari ‘renowned’.

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


Similar surnames: Demme, Emme, Remme, Tomme, Homme, Lemme, Hemme, Tamm, Remke, Remmel

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Where is the Temme family from?

You can see how Temme families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Temme family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Temme families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 122 Temme families living in Missouri. This was about 58% of all the recorded Temme's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Temme families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Temme surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Temme ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Temme. 29% of Temme men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Temme women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Temme were Laborer and Clerk.

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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
    29%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • House Work
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Temme. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Temme 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Temme. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Temme. For the veterans among your Temme ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Temme lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Temme life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Temme in 1962 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

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