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Clymer Family History

Clymer Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire and Worcestershire): nickname from Middle English climber ‘one who climbs’ but in what sense is unclear.

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

Similar surnames: Climer, Plumer, Blamer, Wymer, Ullmer, Claver, Elmer, Comer, Colmer

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Where is the Clymer family from?

You can see how Clymer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clymer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Clymer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 42 Clymer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 59% of all the recorded Clymer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Clymer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clymer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clymer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Clymer. 18% of Clymer men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Clymer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clymer were Clerk 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Clymer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clymer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Clymer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Clymer. For the veterans among your Clymer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clymer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Clymer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Clymer in 1940 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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