Reimer Family History

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Reimer Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name, a reduced form of Reinmar, composed of the elements ragin ‘counsel’ + mari, meri ‘fame’.

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

Similar surnames: Remer, Redmer, Reimel, Reiner, Eimer, Heimer, Weimer, Rediger, Reider

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Reimer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Reimer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Reimer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Reimer Family Origin

Where is the Reimer family from?

Reimer Family Occupations

What did your Reimer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Reimer occupation in the UK was General Laberer. 50% of Reimer's were General Laberers. General Laberer and Match Maker To Importer Jewellery Employing 2 Boys 1 Man were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Reimer.

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  • General Laberer

  • Match Maker To Importer Jewellery Employing 2 Boys 1 Man


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

Reimer Historical Records

What Reimer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Reimer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reimer 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Reimer. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Reimer. For the veterans among your Reimer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reimer Life Expectancy

What is the average Reimer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Reimer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reimer in 1945 was 26, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reimer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reimer 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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