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Kumer Family History

Kumer Name Meaning

Slovenian: nickname from the archaic word kumer ‘scrawny fellow’, a derivative of the adjective kumrn ‘lean’, ‘thin’. Indian: variant of Kumar.

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


Similar surnames: Kumar, Kummer, Kumor, Rumer, Kutzer, Buser, Comer, Komer, Kamer

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Where is the Kumer family from?

You can see how Kumer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kumer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kumer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Kumer families living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kumer's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Kumer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kumer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kumer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kumer. 25% of Kumer men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Kumer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kumer were Clerk and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Manager
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    40%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kumer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kumer 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 483 immigration records available for the last name Kumer. 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 491 military records available for the last name Kumer. For the veterans among your Kumer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kumer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kumer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Kumer in 1960 was 71, and 73 in 2004.

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