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Semer Family History

Semer Name Meaning

German: variant of Siemer.

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


Similar surnames: Semper, Semar, Seyer, Selmer, Geimer, Semel, Sember, Seger, Semler

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Where is the Semer family from?

You can see how Semer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Semer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Semer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Semer family living in Maryland. This was about 25% of all the recorded Semer's in the USA. Maryland and 3 other states had the highest population of Semer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Semer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Semer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Semer. 34% of Semer men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Semer women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Semer were Machine Operator and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Machine Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    60%
  • Housewife
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Semer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Semer 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 354 immigration records available for the last name Semer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Semer. For the veterans among your Semer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Semer lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Semer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Semer in 1966 was 60, and 86 in 2004.

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