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Brimmer Family History

Brimmer Name Meaning

German: nickname for a grouse or grumbler from an agent derivative of Middle High German brimmen ‘to grumble’.

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


Similar surnames: Bremmer, Brummer, Krimmer, Kimmer, Wimmer, Zimmer, Grimmer, Brammer

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Where is the Brimmer family from?

You can see how Brimmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brimmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brimmer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Brimmer families living in New York. This was about 69% of all the recorded Brimmer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Brimmer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brimmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brimmer. 27% of Brimmer men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Brimmer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brimmer were Clerk and Seamstress. .

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Seamstress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Brimmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brimmer 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 684 immigration records available for the last name Brimmer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Brimmer. For the veterans among your Brimmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brimmer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brimmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Brimmer in 1958 was 74, and 70 in 2004.

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