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 reduced form of the Germanic name Adalhelm ‘noble helmet’.

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

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

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Alm Family Origin

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Alm Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alm. A less common occupation for the Alm family was Expressman. The most common Alm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Alm's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Expressman


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Alm Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Alm Life Expectancy

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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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