Folmer Family History

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Folmer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Vollmer.

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


Similar surnames: Folmar, Volmer, Follmer, Colmer, Folker, Folse, Coomer, Filer, Comer

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Folmer Family Origin

Where is the Folmer family from?

Folmer Family Occupations

What did your Folmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Folmer. A less common occupation for the Folmer family was Butcher. The most common Folmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Folmer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Butcher

    3%

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

Folmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Folmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folmer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Folmer

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Folmer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Folmer. For the veterans among your Folmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Folmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Folmer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Folmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Folmer in 1958 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Folmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Folmer 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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