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Whitmer Name Meaning

English: variant of Whitmore . Americanized form of German Wittmeyer or of Wittmer .

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

Similar surnames: Whitmyer, Whitner, Whitmoyer, Whitler, Wimmer, Whitmeyer, Witmer

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Where is the Whitmer family from?

You can see how Whitmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Whitmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Whitmer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Whitmer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 58% of all the recorded Whitmer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Whitmer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Whitmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Whitmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Whitmer. 24% of Whitmer men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Whitmer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Whitmer were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Whitmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whitmer 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 848 immigration records available for the last name Whitmer. 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 Whitmer. For the veterans among your Whitmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Whitmer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Whitmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Whitmer in 1944 was 25, and 77 in 2004.

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