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Galm Family History

Galm Name Meaning

German: probably a nickname related to Middle High German galm ‘noise’ or a habitational name from Galm near Magdeburg.

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

Similar surnames: Salm, Palm, Gamm, Halm, Gall, Gal, Gahm, Kalm, Gale, Baum

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Where is the Galm family from?

You can see how Galm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galm family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Galm families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Galm families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Galm's in USA. New York had the highest population of Galm families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Galm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Galm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Galm. 78% of Galm 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Merchant
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Galm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galm 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 318 immigration records available for the last name Galm. 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 507 military records available for the last name Galm. For the veterans among your Galm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Galm lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Galm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Galm in 1945 was 48, and 50 in 2004.

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