Kem Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a comb maker, from Middle High German kam ‘comb’ (see Kamm) or a variant of Kemme.

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

Similar surnames: Kam, Kemp, Keim, Kehm, Rehm, Kell, Kew, Fey, Klee, Sem

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Kem Family Origin

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Kem Family Occupations

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In 1939, Coal Filler Below and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kem. 10% of Kem men worked as a Coal Filler Below and 63% of Kem women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kem were Directors Assistant Bt R A Of Offic and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Coal Filler Below
  • Customs Office Retired
  • Dairy Worker
  • Directors Assistant Bt R A Of Offic

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic
  • Rag Stripper
  • Waitress

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

Kem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kem 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kem. 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 Kem. For the veterans among your Kem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kem Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kem in 1950 was 62, and 76 in 2004.

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