Stemm Family History

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Stemm Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of several places, all in northern Germany, called Stemmen, from an Old Low German element meaning ‘marsh’.

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

Similar surnames: Stamm, Stemmer, Stein, Stumm, Stell, Storm, Tamm, Steer, Steg, Stern

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Stemm Family Origin

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Stemm Family Occupations

What did your Stemm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stemm. 10% of Stemm men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Stemm women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stemm were Farming and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher

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

Stemm Historical Records

What Stemm family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stemm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stemm 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 241 immigration records available for the last name Stemm. 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 778 military records available for the last name Stemm. For the veterans among your Stemm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stemm Life Expectancy

What is the average Stemm lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Stemm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Stemm in 1962 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stemm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stemm 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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