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Stemm Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of several places, all in northern Germany, called Stemmen, from an Old Low German element meaning ‘marsh’.

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


Similar surnames: Stamm, Stemmer, Stein, Stumm, Stell, Storm, Tamm, Steer, Steg, Stern

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Where is the Stemm family from?

You can see how Stemm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stemm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Stemm families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Stemm families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Stemm's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stemm families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stemm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stemm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stemm. 23% of Stemm men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Stemm women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stemm were Manager and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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What Stemm family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stemm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stemm 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 241 immigration records available for the last name Stemm. 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 778 military records available for the last name Stemm. For the veterans among your Stemm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stemm lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Stemm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Stemm in 1962 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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