Ulmer Family History

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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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Ulmer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ulmer name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Ulmer Family Origin

Where is the Ulmer family from?

Ulmer Family Occupations

What did your Ulmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ulmer family was Egg & Butter Merchant. The most common Ulmer occupation in the UK was Baker Confectioner. 17% of Ulmer's were Baker Confectioners. Baker Confectioner, Coach Painter and Commercial Traveller (Wine Merchant) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ulmer.

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  • Baker Confectioner

  • Coach Painter

  • Commercial Traveller (Wine Merchant)

  • Egg & Butter Merchant


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

Ulmer Historical Records

What Ulmer family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Ulmer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ulmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ulmer 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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