Brimmer Family History

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Brimmer Name Meaning

German: nickname for a grouse or grumbler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German brimmen ‘to grumble’.

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

Similar surnames: Bremmer, Brummer, Krimmer, Kimmer, Wimmer, Zimmer, Grimmer, Brammer

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Brimmer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brimmer name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • European Jewish


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Brimmer Family Origin

Where is the Brimmer family from?

Brimmer Family Occupations

What did your Brimmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brimmer family was Porter. General Labr, Inn Keeper and Invalid were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brimmer. The most common Brimmer occupation in the UK was General Labr. 17% of Brimmer's were General Labrs.

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  • General Labr

  • Inn Keeper

  • Invalid

  • Porter


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

Brimmer Historical Records

What Brimmer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Brimmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brimmer 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 684 immigration records available for the last name Brimmer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Brimmer. For the veterans among your Brimmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brimmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Brimmer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brimmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Brimmer in 1958 was 74, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brimmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brimmer 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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