Gemmer Family History

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Gemmer Name Meaning

German: from a personal name Gamer, from Old High German gamel ‘joy’, ‘play’. Compare Gammel.

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

Similar surnames: Lemmer, Gemmel, Demmer, Germer, Emmer, Gemme, Kummer, Geimer, Getter

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Gemmer Family Origin

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Gemmer Family Occupations

What did your Gemmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Farmer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gemmer. A less common occupation for the Gemmer family was Boiler Maker. The most common Gemmer occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Gemmer's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Boiler Maker


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

Gemmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gemmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gemmer 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 381 immigration records available for the last name Gemmer. 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 571 military records available for the last name Gemmer. For the veterans among your Gemmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gemmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Gemmer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gemmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gemmer in 1940 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gemmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gemmer 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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