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Ammer Family History

Ammer Name Meaning

from Middle High German amer ‘bunting’ (the bird), hence a nickname for someone with a fine voice, or a flamboyant dresser. in southern Germany, possibly a topographic name for someone living by the Ammer river.

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


Similar surnames: Hammer, Emmer, Kummer, Kammer, Sommer, Hamer, Almer, Dammer, Auer

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Where is the Ammer family from?

You can see how Ammer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ammer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ammer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Ammer families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Ammer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ammer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ammer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ammer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ammer. 25% of Ammer men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Ammer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ammer were Painter and Seamstress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Painter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Packer
    23%
  • Seamstress
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ammer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ammer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ammer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ammer. For the veterans among your Ammer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ammer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Ammer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ammer in 1955 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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