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Balmer Family History

Balmer Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name for a seller of spices and perfumes, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French basme, balme, ba(u)me ‘balm’, ‘ointment’ (Latin balsamum ‘aromatic resin’).South German and Swiss German: habitational name from any of the places in Switzerland and Baden called Balm, which almost certainly get their names from a Celtic word meaning ‘cave’.German: from the Germanic personal name Baldemar, composed of the elements bald ‘bold’ + mar ‘famous’.

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

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53,076 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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5,232 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Balmer Families

  • Number of Balmer families
     48 - 93
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Balmer families
     214 - 425
     72 - 213
     1 - 71
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Balmer families
     44 - 85
     15 - 43
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Balmer Family Origin

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Balmer Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Balmer

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Balmer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Balmer Civil War Service Records

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