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Dermer Name Meaning

German: from an old personal name, Terrimar, a variant of Därr (see Darr). German: variant of Dörmer (standard German Türmer), an occupational name for a watchman on a tower (of a castle or town), from an agent derivative of Middle Low German torn or Middle High German turn ‘tower’. Jewish: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Derner, Demler, Berner, Demmer, Deremer, Germer, Depner, Derrer

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Where is the Dermer family from?

You can see how Dermer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dermer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dermer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Dermer family living in New Jersey. This was about 33% of all the recorded Dermer's in the USA. New Jersey and 2 other states had the highest population of Dermer families in 1840.
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What did your Dermer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Baster were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dermer. 20% of Dermer men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Dermer women worked as a Baster. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dermer were Laborer and Bookkeeper.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Baster
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dermer. 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 496 military records available for the last name Dermer. For the veterans among your Dermer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dermer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dermer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dermer in 1963 was 71, and 85 in 2004.

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