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Bommer Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: habitational name for someone from Bommen in Switzerland and Bavaria. Altered form of German Baumer .

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


Similar surnames: Bodmer, Sommer, Boyer, Boomer, Pommer, Colmer, Bowmer, Boller, Bohner

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Where is the Bommer family from?

You can see how Bommer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bommer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Bommer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Bommer families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Bommer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bommer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bommer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bommer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bommer. 26% of Bommer men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Bommer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bommer were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bommer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bommer 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 809 immigration records available for the last name Bommer. 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 699 military records available for the last name Bommer. For the veterans among your Bommer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bommer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bommer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Bommer in 1958 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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