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Detmer Family History

Detmer Name Meaning

Variant spelling of North German Dettmer.

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


Similar surnames: Detter, Deter, Dehmer, Dermer, Deamer, Deemer, Dettmer, Delger

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Where is the Detmer family from?

You can see how Detmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Detmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Detmer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Detmer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Detmer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Detmer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Detmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Detmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Detmer. 38% of Detmer men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Detmer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Detmer were Truck Driver and Helper.

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Operator
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Helper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Detmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Detmer 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 545 immigration records available for the last name Detmer. 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 876 military records available for the last name Detmer. For the veterans among your Detmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Detmer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Detmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Detmer in 1951 was 36, and 86 in 2004.

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