Horstmeyer Family History

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Horstmeyer Name Meaning

North German: distinguishing nickname for a tenant farmer (see Meyer) who lived on wild overgrown land (see Horst).

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


Similar surnames: Holtmeyer, Heitmeyer, Nordmeyer, Rosemeyer, Hockemeyer, Ortmeier

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Horstmeyer Family Origin

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Horstmeyer Family Occupations

What did your Horstmeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horstmeyer. The most common Horstmeyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Horstmeyer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Horstmeyer family was Clerk In Dry Goods.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Clerk In Dry Goods

    10%

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

Horstmeyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Horstmeyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horstmeyer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Horstmeyer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Horstmeyer. For the veterans among your Horstmeyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horstmeyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Horstmeyer lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Horstmeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Horstmeyer in 1964 was 34, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horstmeyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horstmeyer 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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