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 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dahlem. 27% of Dahlem men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Dahlem women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dahlem were Farm Operator and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Manager
    13%
  • Farm Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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.

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