Rimer Family History

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Rimer Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): occupational name for a poet, minstrel, or balladeer, from an agent derivative of Middle English rime(n) ‘to compose or recite verses’ (Old French rimer). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Riemer.

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

Similar surnames: Limer, Simer, Riemer, Remer, Rumer, Rymer, Rider, Rimel, Reder, Lier

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Rimer Family Origin

Where is the Rimer family from?

Rimer Family Occupations

What did your Rimer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Artist Painter, Book Seller & Stationer and Brush Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rimer. The most common Rimer occupation in the UK was Artist Painter. 5% of Rimer's were Artist Painters. A less common occupation for the Rimer family was Carpenter.

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  • Artist Painter

  • Book Seller & Stationer

  • Brush Finisher

  • Carpenter


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

Rimer Historical Records

What Rimer family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Rimer Life Expectancy

What is the average Rimer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rimer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rimer in 1948 was 75, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rimer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rimer 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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