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Kummer Family History

Kummer Name Meaning

from Middle High German kummer, kumber ‘grief’, ‘distress’, ‘trouble’, hence a byname for someone who had suffered some loss or other misfortune; or alternatively a topographic name of the same origin for a person living near a rubble heap. Kummer is also a slang word for a penitentiary, and in some instances the surname may have arisen as nickname for a prisoner or a jailer. possibly a derivative of the medieval personal name Kunemar, of which the first element is from Old High German kuoni ‘bold’ or chunni ‘people’ (see Konrad); the second is from Old High German mari ‘fame’, ‘glory’.

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


Similar surnames: Summer, Kimmer, Kumler, Hammer, Dummer, Kammer, Kimmet, Rummler

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Where is the Kummer family from?

You can see how Kummer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kummer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kummer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Kummer families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kummer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kummer families in 1840.
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What did your Kummer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kummer. 17% of Kummer men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Kummer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kummer were Machinist and 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
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kummer. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Kummer. For the veterans among your Kummer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kummer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kummer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kummer in 1952 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

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