Hemmer Family History

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Hemmer Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Hemmern in Westphalia or Hemmen in Hesse. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of haim ‘home’ + hari, heri ‘army’.

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

Similar surnames: Helmer, Heimer, Hemmert, Hemme, Hummer, Hemmen, Demmer, Lemmer

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Hemmer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hemmer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hemmer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Hemmer Family Origin

Where is the Hemmer family from?

Hemmer Family Occupations

What did your Hemmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hemmer. A less common occupation for the Hemmer family was Blacksmith. The most common Hemmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Hemmer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Hemmer Historical Records

What Hemmer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Hemmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hemmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hemmer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hemmer. For the veterans among your Hemmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hemmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Hemmer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hemmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Hemmer in 1944 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hemmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hemmer 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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