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Lemmer Family History

Lemmer Name Meaning

English: from an Old English personal name, either Leodm?r or Leofm?r, from leod ‘people’, ‘tribe’ or leof ‘beloved’ + m?r ‘famous’. German: from the personal name Lambert.

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

Similar surnames: Limmer, Hemmer, Gemmer, Laumer, Demmer, Hammer, Klemmer, Kummer

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Where is the Lemmer family from?

You can see how Lemmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lemmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lemmer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lemmer family living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Lemmer's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Lemmer families in 1840.
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What did your Lemmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lemmer. 21% of Lemmer men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Lemmer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lemmer were Salesman and Laborer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Lemmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lemmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lemmer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lemmer. For the veterans among your Lemmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lemmer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lemmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lemmer in 1952 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

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