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Kommer Family History

Kommer Name Meaning

occupational name for a maker of kettles and buckets, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German komp ‘bowl’. variant of Kammer.

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


Similar surnames: Kammer, Kimmer, Sommer, Comer, Kolter, Kummer, Kemmer, Hammer, Kocher

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Where is the Kommer family from?

You can see how Kommer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kommer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kommer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Kommer families living in Wisconsin. This was about 26% of all the recorded Kommer's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kommer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kommer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kommer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kommer. 23% of Kommer men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Kommer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kommer were Labor and File Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Labor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • House Work
    15%
  • Housework
    10%
  • File Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kommer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kommer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 673 immigration records available for the last name Kommer. 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 Cards

There are 698 military records available for the last name Kommer. For the veterans among your Kommer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kommer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kommer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kommer in 1958 was 56, and 82 in 2004.

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