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Domer Name Meaning

German: of uncertain derivation. It may be an occupational name for a judge, Middle Low German domer, an agent derivative of domen ‘to judge or pass sentence’. Alternatively it could a nickname for a self-indulgent person, Middle Low German domer.

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


Similar surnames: Doner, Dorer, Comer, Dower, Doser, Romer, Dimler, Kober, Dover, Kover

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Where is the Domer family from?

You can see how Domer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Domer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Domer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Domer families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Domer's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Domer families in 1840.
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What did your Domer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Domer. 26% of Domer men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Domer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Domer 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

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Domer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Domer 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 747 immigration records available for the last name Domer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Domer. For the veterans among your Domer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Domer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Domer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Domer in 1945 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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