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Emmer Name Meaning

German (Bavaria): from Middle High German emmer ‘grain’, a topographic name for someone who lived by land where grain was grown, a status name for someone who owned such land, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or dealt in grain.

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


Similar surnames: Elmer, Ammer, Hammer, Sommer, Eder, Kemper, Demmer, Emter, Gemmer

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Where is the Emmer family from?

You can see how Emmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Emmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Emmer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Emmer families living in Ohio. This was about 25% of all the recorded Emmer's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Emmer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Emmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Emmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Emmer. 17% of Emmer men worked as a Salesman and 18% of Emmer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Emmer were Laborer and Housewife.

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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

  • Salesman
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Emmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Emmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Emmer. 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 Emmer. For the veterans among your Emmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Emmer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Emmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Emmer in 1956 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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