Harmer Family History

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Harmer Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia and the southeast): from a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + mari, meri ‘famous’. English: habitational name from Haremere Hall in Etchingham, Sussex, which is named from Old English har ‘gray’ + mere ‘pool’.

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

Similar surnames: Harker, Harger, Jarmer, Hanmer, Hamer, Harder, Hammer, Dormer, Armer

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Harmer Family Origin

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Harmer Family Occupations

What did your Harmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Harmer. 18% of Harmer men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Harmer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harmer were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Operator
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Harmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Harmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harmer 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Harmer. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Harmer. For the veterans among your Harmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Harmer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Harmer in 1942 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harmer 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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