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Rem Family History

Rem Surname Meaning

German: perhaps an altered form of Rehm . American shortened form of Polish Rembowski: unexplained. Dutch: from the personal name Rem a short form of Remmert or Rembert .

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


Similar surnames: Ram, Rey, Rehm, Re, Remy, Ren, Orem, Rhem, Sem, Remp

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Where is the Rem family from?

You can see how Rem families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rem family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rem families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Rem families living in Leicestershire. This was about 46% of all the recorded Rem's in United Kingdom. Leicestershire had the highest population of Rem families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rem surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rem ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rem. 48% of Rem men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Rem women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rem were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    48%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Mechanic
    9%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    45%
  • Farmer
    34%
  • Stenographer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rem 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 466 immigration records available for the last name Rem. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Rem. For the veterans among your Rem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rem lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Rem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rem in 1966 was 69, and 70 in 2004.

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