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Remmers Name Meaning

East Frisian North German and Dutch: patronymic from a shortened form of the personal name Remmert .

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

Similar surnames: Remmert, Remme, Reimers, Reimer, Remer, Lammers, Hemmer, Rembert

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Where is the Remmers family from?

You can see how Remmers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Remmers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Remmers families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Remmers families living in Illinois. This was about 31% of all the recorded Remmers's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Remmers families in 1880.
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What did your Remmers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Remmers. 50% of Remmers men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Remmers women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Remmers were Salesman and File Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Farm Laborer
  • File Clerk
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Remmers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Remmers 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Remmers. 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 883 military records available for the last name Remmers. For the veterans among your Remmers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Remmers lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Remmers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Remmers in 1958 was 31, and 87 in 2004.

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