Blackmer Family History

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Blackmer Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by a dark lake, from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + mere ‘mere’, ‘lake’, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with these words, such as Blakemere in Herefordshire. See also Blackmore.

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

Similar surnames: Blackler, Blackmore, Blacker, Blamer, Backer, Blackwell, Blackford

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Blackmer Family Origin

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Blackmer Family Occupations

What did your Blackmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Blackmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Blackmer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Blackmer family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blackmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Blackmer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Blackmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Blackmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackmer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 796 immigration records available for the last name Blackmer. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Blackmer. For the veterans among your Blackmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blackmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackmer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Blackmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Blackmer in 1959 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blackmer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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