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Fesmire Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Fes(en)meyer or Fess(en)maier from Middle High German Middle Low German vesen ‘husk chaff spelt’ + meier ‘steward (tenant) farmer’ hence an occupational name for an overseer or tax official in the grain trade or for a spelt grower.

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


Similar surnames: Fosmire, Facemire, Dunmire, Plymire, Feige, Frymire, Jessie, Camire

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Where is the Fesmire family from?

You can see how Fesmire families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fesmire family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Fesmire families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Fesmire families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Fesmire's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fesmire families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fesmire surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fesmire ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fesmire. 22% of Fesmire men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Fesmire women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fesmire were Sweeper and Stenographer. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    15%
  • Sweeper
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    24%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Machine Operator
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fesmire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fesmire 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 98 immigration records available for the last name Fesmire. 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 662 military records available for the last name Fesmire. For the veterans among your Fesmire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fesmire lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Fesmire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fesmire in 1949 was 48, and 86 in 2004.

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