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Passmore Name Meaning

from Middle English pass(en) ‘to pass or go across’ + more ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, a nickname, bestowed no doubt on someone who lived on the far side of a tract of moorland near the main settlement, or for someone who was familiar with the safe routes across a moor. several early forms have -e- in place of -o- in the second syllable, and may have a different origin. They could derive from an Anglo-Norman French nickname for a seafarer, Passemer, from passe(r) ‘to cross’ (as above) + mer ‘sea’, ‘ocean’, or the second element could be from Old English mere ‘lake’, ‘marsh’.

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

Similar surnames: Ashmore, Paramore, Cashmore, Patmore, Rushmore, Sisemore, Dunsmore

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Passmore Family Origin

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Passmore Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Passmore occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Passmore's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Passmore. A less common occupation for the Passmore family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Passmore Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Passmore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Passmore 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 Passmore. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Passmore. For the veterans among your Passmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Passmore Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Passmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Passmore in 1948 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

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