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Damm Name Meaning

German and Danish: topographic name from Middle High German damm ‘dike’. In large parts of northern Germany (including Berlin), damm 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Damm Family Origin

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Damm Family Occupations

What did your Damm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Fedger Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Damm. 31% of Damm men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Damm women worked as a Fedger Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Damm were Baker and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Student
    8%
  • Baker
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Fedger Keeper
    50%
  • Housework
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Damm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Damm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Damm 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Damm. 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 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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Damm Life Expectancy

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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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