Holmer Family History

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Holmer Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Holmer in Buckinghamshire and Herefordshire, both named with Old English hol ‘hollow’ + mere ‘pool’. English: topographic name for someone who lived either on a piece of slightly raised land lying in a fen or partly surrounded by streams or where holly grew, from a derivative of Middle English holm (see Holm 1 and 2). Swedish, Danish, and North German (Schleswig-Holstein): topographic name for someone who lived on an island (see Holm).

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

Similar surnames: Holme, Holder, Colmer, Holler, Homer, Holter, Hole, Hamer, Hammer

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Holmer Family Origin

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Holmer Family Occupations

What did your Holmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer H Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Holmer. 19% of Holmer men worked as a Farmer H Worker and 75% of Holmer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holmer were Builders Labourer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer H Worker
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
  • General Labourer Retired
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means

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

Holmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Holmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holmer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Holmer. 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 Holmer. For the veterans among your Holmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holmer Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Holmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Holmer in 1946 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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