Gehm Family History

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Gehm Name Meaning

perhaps a habitational name for someone from Gehmen in Saxony or from any of several places named Gemen. from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German gam(an) ‘joy’, ‘play’, ‘fun’. from a short form of the medieval personal name Gemianus.

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

Similar surnames: Gehl, Rehm, Kehm, Gehr, Gamm, Ihm, Hehl, Sem, Dahm, Gahm

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Gehm Family Origin

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Gehm Family Occupations

What did your Gehm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gehm family was Boarding House. Farmer, Blacksmith and Bar Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gehm. The most common Gehm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Gehm's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Bar Keeper

  • Boarding House


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

Gehm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gehm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gehm 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 969 immigration records available for the last name Gehm. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gehm. For the veterans among your Gehm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gehm Life Expectancy

What is the average Gehm lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gehm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gehm in 1957 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gehm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gehm 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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