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Rehm Family History

Rehm Name Meaning

German: from the medieval personal name Rehm (see Remy). The former name was borne by a 6th-century bishop of Rheims; the latter was borne by various minor saints of the 8th to 10th centuries. German: from Middle High German reme ‘frame’, ‘loom’, ‘rack’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used such items. North German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of leather reins and similar articles (see Riehm and Riemer).

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


Similar surnames: Rahm, Riehm, Remy, Gehm, Reh, Brehm, Hehl, Kehm, Rehr, Dehm

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Where is the Rehm family from?

You can see how Rehm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rehm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rehm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Rehm families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Rehm's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rehm families in 1911.
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What did your Rehm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Rehm. 50% of Rehm 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%
  • Farming
    50%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Rehm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rehm 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rehm. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Rehm. For the veterans among your Rehm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rehm lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rehm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rehm in 1948 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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