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Rahm Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German ram(e) ‘end’, ‘target’, ‘mark’, or a habitational name from any of several places in Westphalia and Rhineland named with this word. from Middle High German, Middle Low German ram ‘soot’, possibly a metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith or charcoal burner, or a nickname for a dirty person. metonymic occupational name for a maker of frames (windows, looms, and the like), from Middle High German rame ‘stand’, ‘rack’, ‘frame’. (Rähm): variant spelling of Rehm.

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


Similar surnames: Ramm, Rehm, Brahm, Nahm, Ram, Baum, Sahm, Lahm, Hahm, Raak

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Where is the Rahm family from?

You can see how Rahm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rahm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rahm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Rahm families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Rahm's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rahm families in 1911.
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What did your Rahm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Rahm. 50% of Rahm 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Thresher
    25%
  • Labourer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Rahm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rahm 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rahm. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rahm. For the veterans among your Rahm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rahm lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rahm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rahm in 1954 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

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