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Ohmer Name Meaning

from an agent derivative of Middle High German ame, ome ‘standard measure’, hence an occupational name for someone who checked and sealed weights and measures. (Öhmer): topographic name (mostly Swiss), for someone who lived or owned a farm in a wider, flat part of a valley, a variant of Ebner. status or occupational name from Middle High German ebenære ‘arbitrator’, ‘judge’.

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


Similar surnames: Ohler, Oster, Sommer, Hamer, Sohmer, Bohner, Johner, Ammer, Comer

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Where is the Ohmer family from?

You can see how Ohmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ohmer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ohmer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Ohmer families living in New Brunswick. This was about 67% of all the recorded Ohmer's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Ohmer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ohmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ohmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ohmer. 25% of Ohmer men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Ohmer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ohmer were Rancher and Waitress.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Rancher
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ohmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ohmer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 580 immigration records available for the last name Ohmer. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ohmer. For the veterans among your Ohmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ohmer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ohmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ohmer in 1950 was 59, and 70 in 2004.

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