Zahm Family History

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Zahm Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German zam ‘tame’.

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

Similar surnames: Zahn, Nahm, Rahm, Zahl, Lahm, Hahm, Sahm, Warm, Ahl, Ramm

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Zahm Family Origin

Where is the Zahm family from?

Zahm Family Occupations

What did your Zahm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zahm. A less common occupation for the Zahm family was Tobacco Farmer. The most common Zahm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Zahm's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Clerk

  • Tobacco Farmer


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

Zahm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zahm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zahm 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Zahm. 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 Zahm. For the veterans among your Zahm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zahm Life Expectancy

What is the average Zahm lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Zahm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Zahm in 1948 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zahm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zahm 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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