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Rhem Family History

Rhem Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Rehm or its variant Remm. This surname is found mainly among African Americans.

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


Similar surnames: Riehm, Ramm, Rehm, Priem, Reef, Rhee, Rhen, Reek, Ree, Sem

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Where is the Rhem family from?

You can see how Rhem families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rhem family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rhem families were found in USA in 1880. In 1841 there was 1 Rhem family living in Renfrewshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Rhem's in Scotland. Renfrewshire had the highest population of Rhem families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rhem surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rhem ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rhem. 36% of Rhem men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Rhem women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rhem were Salesman and Domestic. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    31%
  • Porter
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Presser
    15%
  • Domestic
    10%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 208 immigration records available for the last name Rhem. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Rhem lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rhem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Rhem in 1944 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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