Detmers Family History

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Detmers Name Meaning

German: patronymic from the personal name Dietmar (see Dittmar).

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

Similar surnames: Demers, Wermers, Ottmers, Petters, Peters, Dettmer, Remmers, Ditmars

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Detmers Family Origin

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Detmers Family Occupations

What did your Detmers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Detmers family was Tailor. The most common Detmers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Detmers's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Detmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Painter

  • Tailor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Detmers ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Detmers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Detmers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Detmers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 248 immigration records available for the last name Detmers. 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 Card

There are 338 military records available for the last name Detmers. For the veterans among your Detmers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Detmers Life Expectancy

What is the average Detmers lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Detmers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Detmers in 1963 was 71, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Detmers ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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