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Bremer Name Meaning

German (also Swedish and Danish, of German origin): habitational name for someone from Bremen in northern Germany, or a namesake in Württemberg. spelling variant of Brehmer.

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


Similar surnames: Bramer, Bremmer, Brehmer, Brymer, Brewer, Breden, Breger, Brimer

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Where is the Bremer family from?

You can see how Bremer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bremer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bremer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Bremer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bremer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bremer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bremer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bremer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bremer. 22% of Bremer men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Bremer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bremer were Farming and Maid. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Bremer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bremer 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Bremer. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Bremer. For the veterans among your Bremer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bremer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bremer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bremer in 1946 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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