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Rumer Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of English Rummer. German: variant of Ruhmer, a nickname from Middle High German ruomære ‘braggart’. German: from an old personal name formed with Old High German hruom ‘fame’. exg***

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


Similar surnames: Rumler, Ramer, Ruder, Romer, Remer, Rufer, Reder, Rimer, Rummler

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Where is the Rumer family from?

You can see how Rumer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rumer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rumer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Rumer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rumer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rumer families in 1840.
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What did your Rumer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rumer. 24% of Rumer men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Rumer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rumer were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 567 immigration records available for the last name Rumer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rumer. For the veterans among your Rumer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rumer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Rumer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rumer in 1960 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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