Jeremiah Family History

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Jeremiah Name Meaning

From the Hebrew name Yirmeyahu (meaning ‘appointed by God’ in Hebrew), borne by a Biblical prophet of the 7th–6th centuries bc, whose story, prophecies of judgement, and lamentations are recorded in the book of the Bible that bears his name.

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


Similar surnames: Berezin, Neeman, Perera, Wermuth, Derman, Sereda, Herdman, Poremba

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Jeremiah Family Origin

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Jeremiah Family Occupations

What did your Jeremiah ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jeremiah family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jeremiah. The most common Jeremiah occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Jeremiah's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Miner

    14%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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Jeremiah Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Jeremiah Life Expectancy

What is the average Jeremiah lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Jeremiah life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Jeremiah in 1957 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jeremiah 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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