Latimer Family History

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Latimer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a Latinist, a clerk who wrote documents in Latin, from Anglo-Norman French latinier, latim(m)ier. Latin was more or less the universal language of official documents in the Middle Ages, displaced only gradually by the vernacular—in England, by Anglo-Norman French at first, and eventually by English.

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

Similar surnames: Larimer, Larmer, Lanier, Limer, Lorimer, Latter, Latner, Lier

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Latimer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Latimer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Latimer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Latimer Family Origin

Where is the Latimer family from?

Latimer Family Occupations

What did your Latimer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Latimer. A less common occupation for the Latimer family was Farming. The most common Latimer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Latimer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Latimer Historical Records

What Latimer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Latimer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Latimer 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Latimer. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Latimer. For the veterans among your Latimer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Latimer Life Expectancy

What is the average Latimer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Latimer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Latimer in 1943 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Latimer 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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