Ehmer Family History

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Ehmer Name Meaning

North German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi ‘point (of a sword)’ + mar ‘fame’.

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

Similar surnames: Eimer, Elmer, Ermer, Hier, Osmer, Omer, Lehmer, Nehmer, Dehmer

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Ehmer Family Origin

Where is the Ehmer family from?

Ehmer Family Occupations

What did your Ehmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ehmer family was Shoemaker. The most common Ehmer occupation in the USA was Gardener. 40% of Ehmer's were Gardeners. Gardener, Clerk and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ehmer.

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  • Gardener

  • Clerk

  • Keeping House

  • Shoemaker


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

Ehmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ehmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ehmer 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 539 immigration records available for the last name Ehmer. 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 700 military records available for the last name Ehmer. For the veterans among your Ehmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ehmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Ehmer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ehmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ehmer in 1959 was 55, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ehmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ehmer 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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