Wilmer Family History

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Wilmer Name Meaning

German and English: from the Germanic personal name Wilmar (Old English Wilm?r), composed of the elements wil(l) ‘will’ + mar ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Wiemer, Willer, Wimmer, Wilger, Widmer, Gilmer, Hilmer, Wicker

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Wilmer Family Origin

Where is the Wilmer family from?

Wilmer Family Occupations

What did your Wilmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wilmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Wilmer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wilmer family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilmer.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Wilmer Historical Records

What Wilmer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wilmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilmer 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 Wilmer

Passenger List

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

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Wilmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilmer lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Wilmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Wilmer in 1941 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilmer 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.

Famous Wilmer Family

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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