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Ulmer Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from the city of Ulm. The placename is from the root uel, an unattested word meaning ‘turn’, ‘wind’, ‘roll’ or from el- or ol- ‘flow’, a reference in either case to the influx of the Blan river into the Danube. from the Germanic personal name Odolmar, composed of the elements odal ‘inherited property’ + mar ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Elmer, Almer, Balmer, Ulmen, Uber, Lier, Bolmer, Wilmer, Omer, Ufer

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Where is the Ulmer family from?

You can see how Ulmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ulmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ulmer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 14 Ulmer families living in London. This was about 58% of all the recorded Ulmer's in the UK. London had the highest population of Ulmer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ulmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ulmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Ulmer. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Ulmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ulmer 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ulmer. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Ulmer. For the veterans among your Ulmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ulmer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ulmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ulmer in 1944 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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