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Chiem Family History

Chiem Name Meaning

Vietnamese (Chiêm): from the Chinese surname 詹 see Zhan

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


Similar surnames: Chim, Che, Cham, Hem, Liem, Chia, Hier, Chee, Chea, Thies

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Where is the Chiem family from?

You can see how Chiem families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chiem family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Chiem families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Chiem family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Chiem's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Chiem families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chiem surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chiem ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Chiem. 30% of Chiem men worked as a Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Farm Operator
    20%
  • Labor
    20%
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What Chiem family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 258 census records available for the last name Chiem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chiem 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 144 immigration records available for the last name Chiem. 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 32 military records available for the last name Chiem. For the veterans among your Chiem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chiem lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Chiem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Chiem in 1964 was 71, and 74 in 2004.

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