Chalmers Family History

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Chalmers Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Chambers. The -l- was originally an orthographic device to indicate the length of the vowel after assimilation of -mb- to -m(m)-.

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


Similar surnames: Halker, Chavers, Charters, Hammers, Hamer, Aalbers, Calder, Hammer

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Chalmers Family Origin

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Chalmers Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    1%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Chalmers family was Annuitant. The most common Chalmers occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Chalmers's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chalmers.

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Chalmers Historical Records

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Chalmers Life Expectancy

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