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Ulmer Family History

Ulmer Name Meaning
habitational name for someone from the city of Ulm. The placename is from the root uel, an unattested word meaning ‘turn’, ‘wind’, ‘roll’ or from el- or ol- ‘flow’, a reference in either case to the influx of the Blan river into the Danube.from the Germanic personal name Odolmar, composed of the elements odal ‘inherited property’ + mar ‘famous’.

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

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65,407 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,970 Military Records
4,570 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Ulmer Families

  • Number of Ulmer families
     97 - 191
     33 - 96
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ulmer families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ulmer last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ulmer census records

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Ulmer Family Origin

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Ulmer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ulmer

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Ulmer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ulmer census records

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Ulmer Civil War Service Records

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