Turnmire Family History

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Turnmire Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Dürmeyer or Dürrenmayer, a distinguishing name either for a tenant farmer (see Meyer) who sold his produce at a high price (Middle Low German dure ‘dear’, ‘expensive’), or, in the south, a tenant farmer whose farm was by water (Middle High German dur ‘water’ appears in field names).

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


Similar surnames: Dunmire, Turner, Pugmire, Rushmore, Turnage, Dumire, Carnine

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Turnmire Family Origin

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Turnmire Family Occupations

What did your Turnmire ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Turnmire. 39% of Turnmire men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Turnmire women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Turnmire were Operator and Co Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%
  • Operator
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Cook
    12%
  • 0
    6%
  • Co Operator
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Turnmire Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Turnmire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turnmire 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 39 immigration records available for the last name Turnmire. 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 353 military records available for the last name Turnmire. For the veterans among your Turnmire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Turnmire Life Expectancy

What is the average Turnmire lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Turnmire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Turnmire in 1963 was 73, and 67 in 2004.

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