Roemer Family History

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Roemer Name Meaning

nickname for a pilgrim, Middle High German Rœmer (literally ‘Roman’). habitational name for someone from Rom near Ludwigslust or Röhmen in Württemberg. nickname from Middle Low German romer ‘braggart’. from a personal name composed of the Old High German elements hrod ‘renown’ + mari ‘outstanding’, ‘famous’. habitational name from a house so named because of its situation near Roman remains, as for example the Frankfurt city hall.

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

Similar surnames: Romer, Remer, Roeber, Rohmer, Roeger, Reder, Riemer, Roever, Sommer

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Roemer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Roemer name?

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


  • Norway


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Roemer Family Origin

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Roemer Family Occupations

What did your Roemer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Roemer occupation in the UK was Sailor. 50% of Roemer's were Sailors. Sailor and Tailor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Roemer.

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  • Sailor

  • Tailor


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Roemer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Roemer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roemer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Roemer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Roemer. For the veterans among your Roemer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roemer Life Expectancy

What is the average Roemer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Roemer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Roemer in 1951 was 77, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roemer 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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