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Zahm Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German zam ‘tame’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Zahn, Nahm, Rahm, Zahl, Lahm, Hahm, Sahm, Warm, Ahl, Ramm

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Where is the Zahm family from?

You can see how Zahm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zahm family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zahm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Zahm families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 93% of all the recorded Zahm's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Zahm families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zahm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zahm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zahm. 31% of Zahm men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Zahm women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zahm were Proprietor and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zahm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zahm 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 429 immigration records available for the last name Zahm. 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 Zahm. For the veterans among your Zahm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zahm lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Zahm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Zahm in 1948 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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