Clem Family History

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Clem Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Clement.

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

Similar surnames: Lem, Klem, Clemo, Clee, Lim, Lex, Klim, Climo, Prem, Caleb

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Clem Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Clem name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Clem. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Clem Family Origin

Where is the Clem family from?

Clem Family Occupations

What did your Clem ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Far Son and Far'S Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clem. A less common occupation for the Clem family was Laborer. The most common Clem occupation in Canada was Farmer. 70% of Clem's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Far Son

  • Far'S Son

  • Laborer


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

Clem Historical Records

What Clem family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Clem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clem 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Clem. 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 Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Clem. For the veterans among your Clem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clem Life Expectancy

What is the average Clem lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Clem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Clem in 1940 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clem 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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