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Roemer Name Meaning

nickname for a pilgrim, Middle High German Rœmer (literally ‘Roman’). habitational name for someone from Rom near Ludwigslust or Röhmen in Württemberg. nickname from Middle Low German romer ‘braggart’. from a personal name composed of the Old High German elements hrod ‘renown’ + mari ‘outstanding’, ‘famous’. habitational name from a house so named because of its situation near Roman remains, as for example the Frankfurt city hall.

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


Similar surnames: Romer, Remer, Roeber, Rohmer, Roeger, Reder, Riemer, Roever, Sommer

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Where is the Roemer family from?

You can see how Roemer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roemer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Roemer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Roemer family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Roemer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Roemer families in 1840.
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What did your Roemer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roemer. 15% of Roemer men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Roemer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roemer were Clerk and 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
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Roemer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Roemer. For the veterans among your Roemer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roemer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Roemer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Roemer in 1951 was 77, and 83 in 2004.

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