Lem Name Meaning

Dutch and Scandinavian: from a short form of the personal name Lambrecht or Lempert (see Lambert). English: probably a variant of Lim (see Lui). Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Lim, Lam, Leo, Lemm, Clem, Lex, Sem, Lea, Lee, Klem

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Lem Family Origin

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Lem Family Occupations

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In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Lem. 26% of Lem men worked as a Labourer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    26%
  • Cook
    22%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Laundry
    10%

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

Lem Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 757 military records available for the last name Lem. For the veterans among your Lem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lem Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Lem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Lem in 1951 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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