Niemeyer Family History

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Niemeyer Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a newly arrived steward or tenant farmer, from Middle Low German nie ‘new’ + Meyer.

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

Similar surnames: Tiemeyer, Neumeyer, Wiedmeyer, Eickmeyer, Nordmeyer, Dammeyer, Meyer

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Niemeyer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Niemeyer name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Niemeyer Family Origin

Where is the Niemeyer family from?

Niemeyer Family Occupations

What did your Niemeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Niemeyer family was Tailor. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Niemeyer. The most common Niemeyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Niemeyer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Tailor


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

Niemeyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Niemeyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niemeyer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Niemeyer. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Niemeyer. For the veterans among your Niemeyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niemeyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Niemeyer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Niemeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Niemeyer in 1948 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niemeyer 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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