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Schlemmer Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German slamp ‘feast’, ‘banquet’, hence a nickname for a gourmet or a glutton.

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


Similar surnames: Schwemmer, Schleimer, Schwimmer, Schlenker, Schlender, Schleifer

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Where is the Schlemmer family from?

You can see how Schlemmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schlemmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schlemmer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Schlemmer family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Schlemmer's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Schlemmer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schlemmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schlemmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schlemmer. 20% of Schlemmer men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Schlemmer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schlemmer were Truck Driver and Saleslady. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Typist
    10%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schlemmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlemmer 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 Schlemmer. 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 Schlemmer. For the veterans among your Schlemmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schlemmer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Schlemmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Schlemmer in 1951 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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