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Ulmer Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from the city of Ulm. The placename is from the root uel, an unattested word meaning ‘turn’, ‘wind’, ‘roll’ or from el- or ol- ‘flow’, a reference in either case to the influx of the Blan river into the Danube. from the Germanic personal name Odolmar, composed of the elements odal ‘inherited property’ + mar ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Elmer, Almer, Balmer, Ulmen, Uber, Lier, Bolmer, Wilmer, Omer, Ufer

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Ulmer Family Origin

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Ulmer Family Occupations

What did your Ulmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ulmer. A less common occupation for the Ulmer family was Butcher. The most common Ulmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Ulmer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Butcher

    3%

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

Ulmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ulmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ulmer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Ulmer

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ulmer. 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 Ulmer. For the veterans among your Ulmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ulmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Ulmer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ulmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ulmer in 1944 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ulmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ulmer 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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