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Alm Name Meaning

Swedish and Danish: ornamental or topographic name from alm ‘elm’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads in southeastern Norway named with alm ‘elm’. North German: from a medieval personal name a shortened form of the ancient Germanic name Adalhelm ‘noble helmet’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Palm, Elm, Alme, Olm, Alms, Almer, Salm, Al, Alf, Kalm

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Where is the Alm family from?

You can see how Alm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alm families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Alm families living in Alberta. This was about 52% of all the recorded Alm's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Alm families in 1911.
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What did your Alm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Alm. 82% of Alm men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Miner
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Alm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Alm. For the veterans among your Alm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alm lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Alm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Alm in 1943 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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