Wymer Family History

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Wymer Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Wymer, Old English Wigm?r (composed of the elements wig ‘war’ + m?r ‘famous’), reinforced by the cognate Continental Germanic form Wigmar, introduced into England from France by the Normans. This also became confused with an Old Breton personal name, Wiumarch, composed of the elements uuiu ‘worthy’ + march ‘horse’.

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

Similar surnames: Wyman, Osmer, Dyer, Wilmer, Hamer, Omer, Limer, Woomer, Comer, Ayer

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Wymer Family Origin

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Wymer Family Occupations

What did your Wymer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wymer. The most common Wymer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Wymer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wymer family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Wymer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wymer Life Expectancy

What is the average Wymer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wymer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wymer in 1950 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wymer 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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