Germer Family History

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Germer Name Meaning

German and French: from the Germanic personal name Germar, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + mar, meri ‘famous’. German: of Slavic origin, variant of the personal name Jaromir, from a cognate of Czech jary ‘lively’, ‘vehement’.

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


Similar surnames: German, Dermer, Berner, Ermer, Geimer, Gemmer, Gerner, Gilmer, Gerber

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Germer Family Origin

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Germer Family Occupations

What did your Germer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chemical Wks Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Germer. 10% of Germer men worked as a Chemical Wks Retired and 34% of Germer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Germer were Joiner Labourer and Manufacture Confy Packer

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Chemical Wks Retired
    10%
  • Flour Millers Clerk typist
    10%
  • Gardener
    10%
  • Joiner Labourer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    34%
  • Canning Factory Hand
    9%
  • Hairdresser (mastor)
    9%
  • Manufacture Confy Packer
    9%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Germer Historical Records

What Germer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Germer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Germer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Germer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Germer. For the veterans among your Germer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Germer Life Expectancy

What is the average Germer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Germer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Germer in 1949 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Germer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Germer 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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