Homer Family History

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Homer Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): occupational name for a maker of helmets, from the adopted Old French term he(a)umier, from he(a)ume ‘helmet’, of Germanic origin. Compare Helm 2. English: variant of Holmer. Americanized form of the Greek family name Homiros or one of its patronymic derivatives (Homirou, Homiridis, etc.). This was not only the name of the ancient Greek epic poet (classical Greek Homeros), but was also borne by a martyr venerated in the Greek Orthodox Church. Slovenian: topographic name for someone who lived on a hill, from hom (dialect form of holm ‘hill’, ‘height’) + the German suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Hamer, Holmer, Comer, Hayer, Hober, Hofer, Hover, Hammer, Romer, Omer

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Homer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Homer name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • Norway

    3%

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Homer Family Origin

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Homer Family Occupations

What did your Homer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Homer family was Carpenter. The most common Homer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Homer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Homer.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Homer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Homer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Homer 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Homer. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Homer. For the veterans among your Homer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Homer Life Expectancy

What is the average Homer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Homer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Homer in 1943 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Homer 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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