Woomer Family History

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Woomer Name Meaning

from the Old English personal name Wulfm?r, a compound of wulf ‘wool’ + mari, meri ‘famous’. habitational name from a lost place named Wolmoor (‘wolves’ moor’), in Ormskirk, Lancashire; possibly also from Woolmer Forest in Hampshire, Wolmer Farm in Ogbourne St George, Wiltshire, or Woomore Farm in Melksham Wiltshire, all meaning ‘wolves’ pool’.

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

Similar surnames: Pooler, Colmer, Cromer, Wolfer, Dormer, Omer, Woolen, Wooten, Boozer

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Woomer Family Origin

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Woomer Family Occupations

What did your Woomer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Woomer. 27% of Woomer men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Woomer women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woomer were Carpenter and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Woomer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Woomer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woomer 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 203 immigration records available for the last name Woomer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Woomer. For the veterans among your Woomer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woomer Life Expectancy

What is the average Woomer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Woomer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Woomer in 1945 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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