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Dummer Name Meaning

German: nickname meaning ‘the foolish one’ from a noun derivative of Middle High German tump ‘simple’ (see Dumm ). German (Dümmer): perhaps a topographic name from a lake near Oldenburg in Lower Saxony. English: habitational name usually from Dummer in Hampshire Old English dūn ‘hill’ + mere ‘pond or lake’ or occasionally perhaps from Dimmer near Castle Cary in Somerset recorded in 1241 as Dunmere. The villages of Pendomer and Chilthorne Domer in Somerset are so named because their manors were held by members of the Dummer family in the medieval period.

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


Similar surnames: Kummer, Summer, Demmer, Dumler, Rummler, Demler, Ducker, Sommer

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Where is the Dummer family from?

You can see how Dummer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dummer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dummer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Dummer families living in Massachusetts. This was about 27% of all the recorded Dummer's in USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Dummer families in 1840.
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What did your Dummer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dummer. 29% of Dummer men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Dummer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dummer were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dummer. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dummer. For the veterans among your Dummer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dummer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dummer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Dummer in 1949 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

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