Larimer Family History

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Larimer Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker and seller of spurs, bits, and other small metal attachments to harness and tackle. Compare Lorimer.

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

Similar surnames: Lorimer, Larmer, Latimer, Armer, Mariner, Limer, Lanier, Farmer

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Larimer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Larimer name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Larimer Family Origin

Where is the Larimer family from?

Larimer Family Occupations

What did your Larimer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Larimer occupation in the UK was Locomotive Engine Builder. 50% of Larimer's were Locomotive Engine Builders. Locomotive Engine Builder and Shoemaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Larimer.

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  • Locomotive Engine Builder

  • Shoemaker


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

Larimer Historical Records

What Larimer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Larimer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Larimer 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 687 immigration records available for the last name Larimer. 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 Larimer. For the veterans among your Larimer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Larimer Life Expectancy

What is the average Larimer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Larimer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Larimer in 1954 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Larimer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Larimer 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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