Riemer Family History

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Riemer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker of leather reins and similar articles, Middle High German riemære, German Riemer, Yiddish rimer. Compare Riemenschneider. Altered spelling of German Reimer.

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


Similar surnames: Remer, Rimer, Roemer, Rieder, Rieber, Risner, Reder, Riester, Bieber

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Riemer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Riemer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Riemer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    26%

  • Germanic Europe

    22%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • European Jewish

    10%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    9%

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Riemer Family Origin

Where is the Riemer family from?

Riemer Family Occupations

What did your Riemer ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Cigar Maker

    3%

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

Riemer Historical Records

What Riemer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Riemer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riemer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Riemer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Riemer. For the veterans among your Riemer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riemer Life Expectancy

What is the average Riemer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Riemer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Riemer in 1946 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riemer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riemer 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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