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Tamer Name Meaning

Arabic (mainly Egypt and Syria): from a personal name based on tāmir ‘rich in dates’. This surname is found among both Muslims and Christians. Turkish: ornamental name composed of tam ‘complete perfect’ + er ‘male’ also ‘hero’. English (Essex and Warwickshire): perhaps from Middle English tamere ‘one who brings others into submission a conqueror’ but this word is not recorded before the 15th century.

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


Similar surnames: Tamez, Taber, Tager, Tomer, Mamer, Rater, Ramer, Damer, Hamer, Tauer

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Where is the Tamer family from?

You can see how Tamer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tamer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tamer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Tamer families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Tamer's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Tamer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tamer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tamer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tamer. 24% of Tamer men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Tamer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tamer were Manager 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
    24%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Tamer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tamer 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 940 immigration records available for the last name Tamer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tamer. For the veterans among your Tamer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tamer lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Tamer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Tamer in 1961 was 45, and 82 in 2003.

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