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Brummer Name Meaning

German: nickname for a curmudgeon, from an agent derivative of Middle High German brummen ‘to buzz or grumble’. German: variant of Brumm 2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from 1, or alternatively for a person who hummed, Yiddish brumer.

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


Similar surnames: Bremmer, Brimmer, Trummer, Brumm, Kummer, Summer, Brumer, Bruner

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Where is the Brummer family from?

You can see how Brummer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brummer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brummer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Brummer family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Brummer's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Brummer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brummer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brummer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brummer. 27% of Brummer men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Brummer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brummer were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Brummer. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Brummer. For the veterans among your Brummer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brummer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Brummer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brummer in 1954 was 43, and 62 in 2004.

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