Tamm Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Tancmar, composed of the Germanic thank ‘thought’ + mari, meri ‘famous’. habitational name from Tamm in southern Germany or Thamm, Damm(e) in northern Germany. The place names may derive from the personal name (see 1) or from Middle High German tam ‘dam’, ‘dike’.

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


Similar surnames: Damm, Lamm, Stamm, Timm, Ramm, Gamm, Hamm, Kamm, Camm, Palm

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Tamm Family Origin

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Tamm Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Bucket Fact.

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Clerk Of Lottery Office

    4%

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In 1880, farmer, Bucket Fact. and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tamm. The most common Tamm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Tamm's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tamm family was Clerk Of Lottery Office.

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Tamm Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, Tamm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Tamm in 1960 was 56, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tamm

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