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Sohmer Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone living by the grassy border of an area of cultivation (see Sohm 2). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Sommer.

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

Similar surnames: Sommer, Ohmer, Bohmer, Somer, Sohm, Pohler, Bohner, Schwer, Sorter

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Where is the Sohmer family from?

You can see how Sohmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sohmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sohmer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Sohmer families living in Cumberland. This was about 67% of all the recorded Sohmer's in United Kingdom. Cumberland had the highest population of Sohmer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sohmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sohmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sohmer. 23% of Sohmer men worked as a Salesman and 28% of Sohmer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sohmer were Laborer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Machinist
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Examiner
  • Housewife
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What Sohmer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sohmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sohmer 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 492 immigration records available for the last name Sohmer. 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 302 military records available for the last name Sohmer. For the veterans among your Sohmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sohmer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sohmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sohmer in 1963 was 62, and 81 in 2004.

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