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Wilmer Name Meaning

German and English: from the Germanic personal name Wilmar (Old English Wilm?r), composed of the elements wil(l) ‘will’ + mar ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Wiemer, Willer, Wimmer, Wilger, Widmer, Gilmer, Hilmer, Wicker

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Where is the Wilmer family from?

You can see how Wilmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilmer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 66 Wilmer families living in London. This was about 18% of all the recorded Wilmer's in the UK. London had the highest population of Wilmer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wilmer. 24% of Wilmer men worked as a Farm Labourer and 69% of Wilmer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilmer were Lorry Driver and Housekeeper.

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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 Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    24%
  • Builders Labourer
    15%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    15%
  • Lorry Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Domestic Duties
    6%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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What Wilmer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Wilmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilmer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilmer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wilmer. For the veterans among your Wilmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilmer lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Wilmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Wilmer in 1941 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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