Palmeter Family History

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Palmeter Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English Parmeter (see Parmenter).

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

Similar surnames: Parmeter, Palmiter, Palmatier, Palmateer, Parmiter, Almeter, Paster

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Palmeter Family Origin

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Palmeter Family Occupations

What did your Palmeter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Palmeter. The most common Palmeter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Palmeter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Palmeter family was Hardware Merchant.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Hardware Merchant


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

Palmeter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Palmeter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palmeter 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 323 immigration records available for the last name Palmeter. 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 519 military records available for the last name Palmeter. For the veterans among your Palmeter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Palmeter Life Expectancy

What is the average Palmeter lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Palmeter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Palmeter in 1962 was 66, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Palmeter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Palmeter 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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