Rehmer Family History

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Rehmer Name Meaning

variant of Remer 2. habitational name from any of various places called Rehm, Rehme, or Rehmen, mostly in the northern parts of Germany. The place names probably derive from a field name from Middle Low German reme ‘strap’, ‘ribbon’, thus, by extension ‘strip of land’.

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

Similar surnames: Lehmer, Remer, Rehrer, Reder, Reher, Brehmer, Dehmer, Recker, Leimer

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Rehmer Family Origin

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Rehmer Family Occupations

What did your Rehmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rehmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Rehmer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Bar Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rehmer. A less common occupation for the Rehmer family was Boot & Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Bar Keeper

  • Boot & Shoemaker


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

Rehmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rehmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rehmer 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 217 immigration records available for the last name Rehmer. 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 581 military records available for the last name Rehmer. For the veterans among your Rehmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rehmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Rehmer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Rehmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rehmer in 1949 was 36, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rehmer 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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