Dahlem Family History

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Dahlem Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Dalem, from Old Norse dalr ‘valley’ + heim ‘home’. German: habitational name from any of the places in western Germany named Dahlem: near Lüneburg, Bitburg, Trier, and Berlin (now a suburb).

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

Similar surnames: Dahlen, Dahle, Dale, Dahler, Dahl, Dahlby, Dallam, Mahlum, Bahler

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Dahlem Family Origin

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Dahlem Family Occupations

What did your Dahlem ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dahlem occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Dahlem's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Dahlem family was Blacksmith. Laborer, Farmer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dahlem.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Blacksmith


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dahlem ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dahlem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dahlem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dahlem census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 371 immigration records available for the last name Dahlem. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Dahlem. For the veterans among your Dahlem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dahlem Life Expectancy

What is the average Dahlem lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Dahlem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dahlem in 1957 was 49, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dahlem

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dahlem ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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