Whitmer Family History

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Whitmer Name Meaning

English: variant of Whitmore 2. Americanized form of German Wittmeyer.

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


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

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Whitmer Family Origin

Where is the Whitmer family from?

Whitmer Family Occupations

What did your Whitmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Whitmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Whitmer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Whitmer family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whitmer.

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Whitmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Whitmer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whitmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whitmer 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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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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