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Gamm Family History

Gamm Surname Meaning

German:: habitational name from Gamme near Hamburg. from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name based on an element cognate with Old High German gaman ‘joy fun game’.

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

Similar surnames: Game, Lamm, Ramm, Hamm, Damm, Tamm, Gumm, Galm, Gahm, Kamm

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Where is the Gamm family from?

You can see how Gamm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gamm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gamm families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Gamm families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Gamm's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gamm families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gamm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gamm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gamm. 19% of Gamm men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Gamm women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gamm were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gamm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gamm 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 720 immigration records available for the last name Gamm. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gamm. For the veterans among your Gamm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gamm lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gamm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gamm in 1956 was 63, and 71 in 2004.

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