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Almer Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Adelmar, composed of the Germanic elements adal ‘noble’ + mar ‘famous’. Swedish (Almér): topographic or ornamental name from alm ‘elm’ + the common surname element -ér, a shortened form of Latin -erus ‘descendant of’.

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


Similar surnames: Elmer, Palmer, Almen, Balmer, Alder, Alber, Ulmer, Alger, Alter

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Where is the Almer family from?

You can see how Almer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Almer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Almer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Almer families living in Indiana. This was about 25% of all the recorded Almer's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Almer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Almer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Almer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Almer. 26% of Almer men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Almer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Almer were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Almer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Almer 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 994 immigration records available for the last name Almer. 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 764 military records available for the last name Almer. For the veterans among your Almer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Almer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Almer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Almer in 1962 was 72, and 64 in 2004.

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