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Widmer Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German widemer ‘tenant of land or property belonging to a church’, an agent derivative of widem ‘prebend’. German: variant of Wittmer 1. English: habitational name from Widmere in Ibstone, Buckinghamshire, named from Old English widig ‘willow’ + mere ‘pool’.

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

Similar surnames: Wimmer, Widder, Wicker, Widner, Wilmer, Widger, Wismer, Rimer, Limer

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Where is the Widmer family from?

You can see how Widmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Widmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Widmer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 11 Widmer families living in London. This was about 41% of all the recorded Widmer's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Widmer families in 1891.
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What did your Widmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Widmer. 75% of Widmer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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
  • Cook Housekeeper
  • Shorthand Typist
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Widmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Widmer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Widmer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Widmer. For the veterans among your Widmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Widmer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Widmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Widmer in 1950 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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