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Damm Surname Meaning

North German and Danish: topographic name from Middle Low German dam ‘dike pavement’ and a habitational name from the frequent placename Damm in northern Germany and Damme in Lower Saxony Brandenburg. In large parts of northern Germany (including Berlin) dam denoted the main i.e. paved road which was generally raised in areas of swampy or sandy terrain. German: from a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element thank ‘thanks reward’.

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

Similar surnames: Tamm, Lamm, Ramm, Hamm, Kamm, Dahm, Baum, Palm, Gamm, Dumm

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You can see how Damm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Damm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Damm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 74 Damm families living in Ontario. This was about 84% of all the recorded Damm's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Damm families in 1911.
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What did your Damm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Damm. 58% of Damm 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
  • Labourer
  • Student
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Passenger Lists

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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Damm. For the veterans among your Damm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Damm lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Damm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Damm in 1950 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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