Widmer Family History

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Widmer Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German widemer ‘tenant of land or property belonging to a church’, an agent derivative of widem ‘prebend’. German: variant of Wittmer 1. English: habitational name from Widmere in Ibstone, Buckinghamshire, named from Old English widig ‘willow’ + mere ‘pool’.

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

Similar surnames: Wimmer, Widder, Wicker, Widner, Wilmer, Widger, Wismer, Rimer, Limer

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Widmer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Widmer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Widmer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Widmer Family Origin

Where is the Widmer family from?

Widmer Family Occupations

What did your Widmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Widmer family was Bar Keeper. The most common Widmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Widmer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Widmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Machinist

  • Bar Keeper


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

Widmer Historical Records

What Widmer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Widmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widmer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Widmer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Widmer. For the veterans among your Widmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Widmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Widmer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Widmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Widmer in 1950 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Widmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Widmer 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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