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Beamer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a trumpeter Middle English bemere (Old English bēmere bīemere). Americanized form of German Boehmer or Bäumer (see Baumer ).

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

Similar surnames: Beaver, Beaner, Beaber, Hamer, Blamer, Beumer, Beemer, Deamer, Bramer

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Where is the Beamer family from?

You can see how Beamer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beamer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beamer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Beamer families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Beamer's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Beamer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beamer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beamer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beamer. 19% of Beamer men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Beamer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beamer were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Secretary
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Beamer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beamer 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 Beamer. 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 Beamer. For the veterans among your Beamer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beamer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Beamer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Beamer in 1951 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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