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 Family Origin

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Homer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Homer. 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.

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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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