Gemme Family History

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Gemme Name Meaning

French: metonymic occupational name for a jeweller, from gemme ‘gem’, ‘precious stone’. German: perhaps a metonymic name derived from a stem Gam-, as in the 16th century female personal name Gemeke.

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

Similar surnames: Gemma, Hemme, Demme, Lemme, Emme, Temme, Gehm, Gemmer, Remme, Homme

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Gemme Family Origin

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Gemme Family Occupations

What did your Gemme ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gemme occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 82% of Gemme's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur and Cultivateur'S Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gemme. A less common occupation for the Gemme family was Forgeron.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Cultivateur'S Son

  • Forgeron


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

Gemme Historical Records

What Gemme family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gemme. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gemme 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 224 immigration records available for the last name Gemme. 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 336 military records available for the last name Gemme. For the veterans among your Gemme ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gemme Life Expectancy

What is the average Gemme lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gemme life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Gemme in 1951 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gemme

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gemme 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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