Tamm Family History

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Tamm Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Tancmar, composed of the Germanic thank ‘thought’ + mari, meri ‘famous’. habitational name from Tamm in southern Germany or Thamm, Damm(e) in northern Germany. The place names may derive from the personal name (see 1) or from Middle High German tam ‘dam’, ‘dike’.

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

Similar surnames: Damm, Lamm, Stamm, Timm, Ramm, Gamm, Hamm, Kamm, Camm, Palm

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Tamm Family Origin

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Tamm Family Occupations

What did your Tamm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tamm family was Clerk Of Lottery Office. Farmer, Bucket Fact. and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tamm. The most common Tamm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Tamm's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Bucket Fact.

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk Of Lottery Office


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Tamm Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tamm. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tamm. For the veterans among your Tamm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tamm Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Tamm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Tamm in 1960 was 56, and 69 in 2004.

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