Bremer Family History

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Bremer Name Meaning

German (also Swedish and Danish, of German origin): habitational name for someone from Bremen in northern Germany, or a namesake in Württemberg. spelling variant of Brehmer.

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

Similar surnames: Bramer, Bremmer, Brehmer, Brymer, Brewer, Breden, Breger, Brimer

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Bremer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bremer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bremer. 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


  • Sweden


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bremer Family Origin

Where is the Bremer family from?

Bremer Family Occupations

What did your Bremer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Accountant and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bremer. The most common Bremer occupation in the UK was Labourer. 13% of Bremer's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bremer family was Block Cutter (Type).

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  • Labourer

  • Accountant

  • Annuitant

  • Block Cutter (Type)


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

Bremer Historical Records

What Bremer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Bremer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bremer 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Bremer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Bremer. For the veterans among your Bremer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bremer Life Expectancy

What is the average Bremer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bremer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bremer in 1946 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bremer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bremer 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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