Shermer Family History

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Shermer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schermer, or variant spelling of this as a Jewish name.

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

Similar surnames: Sherer, Schermer, Sherrer, Stermer, Dermer, Sherley, Shecter, Shimer

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Shermer Family Origin

Where is the Shermer family from?

Shermer Family Occupations

What did your Shermer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shermer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Shermer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shermer family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Painter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shermer.

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  • Farmer

  • Painter

  • Laborer

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Shermer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Shermer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shermer 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 554 immigration records available for the last name Shermer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shermer. For the veterans among your Shermer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shermer Life Expectancy

What is the average Shermer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shermer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Shermer in 1962 was 65, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shermer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shermer 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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