Lem Name Meaning

Dutch and Scandinavian: from a short form of the personal name Lambrecht or Lempert (see Lambert). English: probably a variant of Lim (see Lui). Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Lim, Lam, Leo, Lemm, Clem, Lex, Sem, Lea, Lee, Klem

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Lem Family Origin

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Lem Family Occupations

What did your Lem ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bakery Vanmens Supervi and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lem. 5% of Lem men worked as a Bakery Vanmens Supervi and 62% of Lem women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lem were Coal Cutter Below Heavy Worker and Hosiery Hand Flat French

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bakery Vanmens Supervi
  • Boot Bhanneler
  • Butcher Van Salesma
  • Coal Cutter Below Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Assembler electrical Components Rectifier
  • Home Duties
  • Hosiery Hand Flat French

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

Lem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Lem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lem 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

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Draft Card

There are 757 military records available for the last name Lem. For the veterans among your Lem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lem Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Lem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Lem in 1951 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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