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Limmer Family History

Limmer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an illuminator of manuscripts from Middle English luminour lymnour Old French enlumineor illumineor. German: habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany. German: nickname from Middle High German limmen ‘to roar to cry furiously’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wimmer, Nimmer, Lemmer, Kimmer, Lier, Timmer, Limer, Simmer, Dimmer

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Where is the Limmer family from?

You can see how Limmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Limmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Limmer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 44 Limmer families living in New York. This was about 37% of all the recorded Limmer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Limmer families in 1880.
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What did your Limmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Limmer. 24% of Limmer men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Limmer women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Limmer were Machinist 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Limmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Limmer 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 Limmer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Limmer. For the veterans among your Limmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Limmer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Limmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Limmer in 1955 was 64, and 71 in 2004.

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