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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


Similar surnames: Palmer, Bolmer, Almer, Balter, Galler, Baller, Bulmer, Balser, Baumer

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Balmer Family Origin

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Balmer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balmer. A less common occupation for the Balmer family was Carpenter. The most common Balmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Balmer's were Farmers.

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Balmer Life Expectancy

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Famous Balmer Family

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