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Zehm Name Meaning

habitational name from the Slavic place names Zehma, near Altenburg, or Zehmen, near Leipzig. (of Slavic origin) topographic name from Slavic zemja ‘earth’, ‘land’, probably noting a new settler.

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


Similar surnames: Gehm, Riehm, Fehn, Hemm, Kehm, Emm, Rehm, Sohm, Hehl, Ihm

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Zehm Family Origin

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Zehm Family Occupations

What did your Zehm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Zehm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Zehm's were Farmers. Farmer and Work At Foundry were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Zehm.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Work At Foundry

    33%

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Zehm Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Zehm Life Expectancy

What is the average Zehm lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Zehm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Zehm in 1963 was 76, and 78 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zehm 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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