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Osmer Family History

Osmer Name Meaning

English (Kent) and North German: from an Old English and ancient Germanic personal name composed of Old English Old Saxon ōs ‘god’ + Old English mǣr Old Saxon mere ‘famous’ (Middle English Osmer).

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

Similar surnames: Omer, Oster, Oser, Hamer, Osman, Comer, Osen, Opper, Colmer, Bolmer

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Where is the Osmer family from?

You can see how Osmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Osmer families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Osmer families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Osmer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Osmer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Osmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Osmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Osmer. 28% of Osmer men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Osmer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osmer were Farmer and Proprietor. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Packing Cookies
  • Proprietor
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Osmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osmer 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 721 immigration records available for the last name Osmer. 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 939 military records available for the last name Osmer. For the veterans among your Osmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osmer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Osmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Osmer in 1947 was 39, and 88 in 2004.

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